Hello everyone 🌞 It's summer and we're doing summer things.
My grandchildren love to do crafts and when I saw this easy craft on Pinterest, I was pretty sure it would be a good one.
The craft uses those glass pebbles sold in about every craft and floral department, clear glue and a base like a plastic lid from a yogurt carton. And something for a hanger like a piece of cording. I first used a bent paper clip and was not crazy about it. Cording works better.
I made this one as a sample and test when no children were here.
The grands made all the rest.
Just squirt out a layer of the clear glue on the plastic lid and then put in a hanger and the glass pebbles in any design you like.
The older grandchildren planned out their designs before using glue. The younger ones just had fun putting the pebbles into the glue with no plan.
we used Elmers clear glue- bought at Walmart in the school supply section.
The only drawback to this craft is the glue takes a long time for the glue to dry- close to a week.
The children had to leave these here until they were dry and I kept them where I could check them often. I put the glue on thick enough so I was confident the suncatchers would hold together and maybe our glue is thicker than needed to be.
Once the glue is dry, the sun catcher will just peel right out of the plastic lid.
The lids can be reused for a second batch, which is what we did.
The ones hanging in the window were made a week ago.
The ones still drying on lids were made yesterday.
here is a peek out one of our back windows. Can any one guess what is going on in our backyard with a cement truck and a very hardworking contractor? We just had a much bigger patio poured and I am so pleased and excited about it. More on that later......
One of our favorite meals is grilled burgers and I decided at the last minute to cook them.
I looked online and tried a yeast bun recipe that is ready in about 30 minutes. They did mix up fast and easy. And they were great in a pinch but I do prefer my old recipe over this one.
I cooked some fried potatoes and onions- both the potatoes and onions are also from our backyard garden.
I call them "fried" as I cook them in a nonstick skillet with just about a teaspoon of oil. But they are oil heavy like most deep fried potatoes
this is his plate.