I’ll be honest: I’ve done a lot of crafts with my twin 6-year-old boys, and sun catchers usually aren’t my favorite. Anyone who’s ever tried to fill one of those tiny rainbow arches knows plastic paintbrushes are often too big to fit into smaller spaces. Plus, the kits never come with enough paint colors — how are kids supposed to make a beautiful butterfly with just red, green, and black?
But when Scholastic sent us a Klutz: Sun Catchers kit to check out, and my boys asked to open it last Saturday, I was intrigued because the kit looked so different from the others we’ve tried. Its method is simple but fun and creative: First, you trace an image you want from the included workbook onto colored sheets. Right away, I could see there were plenty of color options to choose from (my boys love the pearlescent white — it's so shiny!). Then you cut out the pieces and place them together on a clear sticky sheet, like a puzzle, and use black puffy paint to seal any wayward seams. The paint also helps create a pretty stained-glass look. Once the paint is dry, you cut the image out and can hang it up, completing it with string, beads, and a suction cup if you’d like.
Read on for my full review of this activity kit, plus snpashots of the sun catchers we made!