Rainbow Sun Catcher

Make an easy rainbow sun catcher to brighten up your room.
Rainbow Sun Catcher craft


  • Acetate film or any transparent plastic sheet
  • Black permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Glass paint (or white glue, food coloring,
    and liquid dishwash soap)
  • Paint brushes
  • White glue
  • Cotton

Safety Tips

  • Avoid making any sharp edges when cutting paper or plastic film.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Rainbow Sun Catcher 1. Draw a rainbow shape on a transparent film and make six arcs inside the rainbow.

You can also print out this rainbow template. Place it under the transparent film and use the lines as guides for drawing the rainbow on the film.
Step 2 Rainbow Sun Catcher Ask for an adult's help.2. Cut out the rainbow. Make sure not to leave any sharp edges.
Step 3 Rainbow Sun Catcher 3. Prepare six colors of glass paint: the three primary colors red, yellow and blue; and the three secondary colors orange, green and purple. Click here on how to mix primary colors into secondary colors, and here for making homemade glass paint.
Step 4 Rainbow Sun Catcher 4. Paint your rainbow by following these colors, starting from the outermost arc, going inwards: red, orange yellow, green, blue, and purple. Let the paint dry completely.
Step 5 Rainbow Sun Catcher 5. Apply glue on both ends of the rainbow.
Step 6 Rainbow Sun Catcher 6. Place cotton on the glue to make fluffy clouds.
Step 7 Rainbow Sun Catcher 7. This sun catcher is best placed on a sunny glass window.