Are you still enjoying the 10 Days of Harry Potter? Are you wondering what to do next? One of the popular crafts on Pinterest are suncatchers. The creative project is easy for all ages to enjoy. But adult supervision is necessary for the baking part. Making a Harry Potter-inspired suncatcher is a great afternoon craft project.
- Pony beads
- Cake pan, pizza pan, or other non-stick pans
- Small nut (The nut is to hang the suncatcher. Or you can drill a hole in the finished project.)
- Begin on a clear, flat surface.
- Arrange the pony beads into a design in the pan of your choice. For example, use the Deathly Hallows symbol (Rowling, 2007). Or write out the word “Muggle” or “Always” (Rowling, 1998 & 2007).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When your design is ready, carefully place your project on the rack.
- Bake for about 20 minutes. You can check on your project to determine if more time is needed. The beads should melt and blend together evenly.
- When ready remove, suncatcher from the oven.
- Allow to cool down.
- Tap project out of the pan.
Making suncatchers is a wonderful way to spend time with family or friends. If you looking for further ways to enjoy the project, listen to Harry Potter on audiobooks. Do not forget to snack on your favorite treats while you design your masterpiece.
Rowling, J. K. (2007). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books