Flower suncatchers, made with real flowers, are a fun nature craft idea for kids and adults.
Flower nature crafts like these are so easy; even toddlers can make them! Invite kids to make gorgeous suncatcher crafts with the flowers they pick in the backyard–or out in nature–with this list of flower craft ideas.
Suncatchers with real flowers are fun flower crafts to make in the spring and summertime at home or in the classroom, and making them is also a great educational activity for kids. Best of all, a suncatcher made with real flowers looks gorgeous hanging in a window and makes lovely DIY home decor.
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How is Making Flower Suncatchers and Flower Crafts Educational?
Making suncatchers with flowers is not only a creative way to use the flowers that children pick on nature walks and in the backyard, but it’s also a fun educational activity.
It’s an easy fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers that can help them strengthen their hand muscles, so they can learn to write. And, using real flowers to make suncatcher crafts can provide a rich sensory experience for the developing child.
My daughter and I love collecting flowers on nature hunts and in our own backyard for art and craft projects like the gorgeous flower nature craft ideas below. We also like to use fresh flowers to make other fun flower crafts.
Making suncatchers, and other flower crafts with real flowers is also a super fun way to help elementary school-aged children learn about the parts of a flower. Pair this flower craft with a botany lesson at home or in the classroom to make learning about flowers fun. Or, try this botany coloring book. Homeschoolers love it!
Another fun educational idea for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary-aged kids is flower arranging with kids–invite children preschool age and up to give it a try! You may also enjoy this list of outdoor learning ideas and nature activities for kids.
10 Suncatcher Flower Nature Craft Ideas
Here’s a list of flower craft ideas, made with real flowers, to hang in your window or wall. Click on the name of the creator of each flower suncatcher to see the complete step-by-step tutorial for each nature craft project.
- Nature Suncatcher Wind Chimes | Hands On As We Grow
- Contact Paper Suncatcher in a Wood Frame | The Artful Parent
- Flower Mandala Designs for Children | Nurturestore
- Mandala Suncatchers | Twig and Toadstool
- Suncatcher Flower Mandalas | A Little Pinch of Perfect
- Flower Garland Suncatcher for Kids | The Artful Parent for Lasso the Moon
- DIY Nature Suncatchers | Where Imagination Grows
- Petal Suncatcher Craft | Craftulate
- Flower Petal Stained Glass Door | The Artful Parent
- Suncatchers from Nature: A Craft for Toddlers | Hands On As We Grow
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Suncatcher Flower Crafts
Making suncatchers with real flowers is a fun craft and easy fine motor activity for kids and teens. Using real flowers provides a rich sensory experience for the developing child. Try the fantastic flower suncatcher ideas above, or find inspiration to create a design from your imagination.
You might also enjoy this list of arts and crafts made with natural materials. It is a fantastic resource that kids and adults can use to create beautiful nature art with materials found in nature. Or, try any of the fantastic ideas on this list of outdoor learning ideas and nature activities for kids. Learn more about Rhythms of Play HERE!