Create a nature suncatcher

Example of a sun catcher

Creating a nature suncatcher is a fun way to bring the outdoors inside, so you can explore and observe nature’s colours, shapes and details. Each season offers new objects to discover, so get outside and start scavenging!

You will need

  • Paper plate
  • Sticky contact paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Your nature finds


Collect a range of natural treasures, such as lightweight leaves, flowers, grass or feathers.

Make your frame by carefully cutting our the centre of the plate. The rim of the plate will form the frame of the suncatcher (you can recycle the middle piece). Don’t forget to decorate your frame too!

Cut the contact paper into a circle slightly bigger than the hole in the frame. Peel the backing off the contact paper and press it onto the back of the frame. Make sure the sticky side is up when the plate is laid on the table.

Arrange your nature finds and create a design on top of the contact paper. Press them down to secure.

Once finished, punch a hole in the top of the frame and loop the string through. Hang up on the inside of a window so the light can shine through.