Ocean Suncatcher

Catch rays of sunlight through your new ocean animal suncatcher! Which animal will you choose for the center?

What You’ll Need:

  • White coffee filters
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup of water to clean your paintbrush between colors
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors-Glue
  • Tape


  • Step 1: Use your watercolor paints and paintbrush to paint your coffee filter(s) with a variety of colorsand let dry once completely covered.
    Child painting a coffee filter suncatcher
  • Step 2: Have an adult help cut out your favorite ocean animal from a piece of the construction paper (size it to fit in the center of your coffee filter; see photo above).
  • Step 3: Use glue to attach the cutout to the center of the coffee filter.
  • Step 4: Tape your coffee filter to a window and watch your awesome new suncatcher catch rays ofsunlight!

Inspired by A Little Pinch of Perfect Sea Animal Coffee Filter Craft.

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