Frozen Nature Suncatcher

Kids // November 16, 2022


  • Found items from nature
  • Shallow dish or tray that will hold water
  • String or yarn
  • Scissors
  • Water


  1. Take a walk outdoors and collect a few natural items like
    leaves, berries, and twigs.
  2. Fill your dish or tray halfway with water.
  3. Cut a length of your string or yarn and tie a loop.
  4. Submerge part of your loop in the water and make sure enough of the excess loop hangs over your tray so you can later hang your suncatcher.
  5. Add some extra water, if needed, to make sure all of your items and loop-end are fully submerged.
  6. Leave outside or place in your freezer overnight.
  7. Run some hot water over the bottom of your tray to release your frozen suncatcher.
  8. Hang outside and enjoy!


  • Don’t worry if your nature items float around. Part of the fun is to be surprised how your suncatcher turns out after it freezes.
  • To make multiple suncatchers, use a muffin tray.
  • For a more colorful suncatcher, add a few drops of food coloring to your water.