How to Keep Toddlers Busy at Home: DIY Raindrop Suncatcher

How to Keep Toddlers Busy at Home: DIY Raindrop Suncatcher

Yes, the lovely rains are here! But are your tiny tots spending time staring out of the windows and getting bored? Monsoons need not be boring if you plan some fun activities at home itself. Here is an awesome DIY Raindrop Sun Catcher that you can engage your child with.


What you need…

  • Crayons
  • Sharpener
  • Wax Sheet
  • Iron (only for adults to use)
  • Sketch pens
  • Craft scissors
  • Punch machine and string/ thread



Step 1: Get your child to sharpen BLUE crayons on top of the Wax Sheet. For any preschooler, it is quite satisfying for to see how the crayon transforms a blunt crayon to a pointed one again!



Step 2: Spread the shavings to take up space on the Waxed Sheet.

Step 3: After the shavings are collected and spread evenly, lay another Wax Sheet on top of the earlier Sheet. Use an iron (on the lowest setting) to melt the crayon shavings.


BBC TIP: It takes only a swipe as crayon shavings melt easily. It also dries easily.



Step 4: Draw shapes (oval – to make it look like droplets) and cut them out. Use a punch machine and thread to tie them up and you have your DIY Raindrop Sun Catcher ready.


You can hang the Raindrop Sun Catcher by the window or in your gallery to brighten up a rainy day!


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