Art Project #97-- Glass Bead Sun Catchers

Looking around for another fun art project we decided to make some sun catchers using those glass beads that most people tend to put in floral vases.

This was, by far, one of the easiest projects we've ever done and the boys are so thrilled to be closing in on our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

We took some plastic lids from sour cream containers (or containers like those) and filled them with school glue.

We then added glass beads in a pattern we liked and placed a piece of string near the top for hanging our finished piece near.

Thankfully we did not try this project on the table as a few of them spilled over.

Then we set the containers in the sun for a few days until they dried completely.

Here's what they look like hanging in our windows.  Aren't they pretty?

Ours are a bit milky white in between the beads but clear school glue would make it look like the beads were floating and I bet this would be amazing looking with colored or glitter glue!

Other Projects in this series:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
Project 66: Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Project 67: Learning Origami 
Project 68: Art Books and Artist Study
Project 69: Playing Go Fish Art
Project 70: Edible Chocolate Art
Project 71: Geometric Hearts 
Project 72: Marble Swirled Hearts
Project 73: Solid Tempera Paint Drawings
Project 74: Qixels 3-D Maker
Project 75: Making Cupcakes
Project 76: Window Marker Art
Project 77: Shamrock Zentangles on Scratch Paper
Project 78: Painted Pandas 
Project 79: Minecraft Digital Art
Project 80: Charcoal Drawings
Project 81: Chalk Pastel Lighthouse Drawings
Project 82: Dying Easter Eggs With Bleeding Tissue Paper
Project 83: Painting Pottery
Project 84: Drawing En Plein Air
Project 85: African Savannah Paintings
Project 86: Woven CD Garden Decoration
Project 87: Working with Clay
Project 88: Art Lessons with Art Academy
Project 89: Melted Bead Wind Chimes
Project 90: Perler Bead Projects
Project 91: Ivory Soap Carvings
Project 92: Ice Cube Tie Dye
Project 93: String Art
Project 94: Multimedia Ocean Paintings 
Project 95: Balloon Splatter Painting
Project 96: Making Mosaic Stepping Stones

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  1. What a fun idea! The finished product turned out really cute!

    1. Thanks! I just could not believe how long it took for them to dry.

  2. Great idea!! Looks very summery and beachy. :-)

    1. I thought they looked beachy too; must be because of the colors we chose.

  3. Wow these are so cool! Have to try it :) #EncouragingHeartsandHome

  4. I love this idea!! You have the coolest projects around!

  5. I think this project turned out great! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

  6. Definitely going to have to try this out! So insanely easy and neat looking! Thanks for sharing on the #fabfridaypost.

    1. Yeah, it was super simple.. it just took forever to dry.

  7. I love this, we will attempt this next week for sure! :) #fabfridaypost

  8. Now that is very cool and so very easy to do. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I do look forward to your craft post each week. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost


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