Homemade Raindrop Suncatchers Add Beautiful Color To Any Room

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Nothing’s better than a new crayon. They have those perfect points, blemish-free colors, and of course that inviting waxy smell.

But eventually, they get worn down into little nubs that are hard to grip and even harder to work with. So what can you do?

Well, you can still use them! Crayon wax is perfect for creating all kinds of artsy crafts right at home that are fun, easy, and look amazing, like these super-easy Christmas tree ornaments that can be made with a hair dryer.

This project is a personalized take on the suncatcher, the stained-glass-like window hangings that turn sunlight into beautiful colors and add sparkle to the room.

Only these are lightweight, inexpensive, and totally customizable!


  • 20 crayons
  • Sharp craft knife pencil sharpener
  • Wax paper
  • Iron
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Small suction cups
  • Yarn or string
  • Beads of your choice. We used sparkly ones for extra shine!

In the video below, we used pink and blue crayons and sparkly beads, and we made ours in the shape of raindrops — but you can create and shape and color any combinations you prefer!

Watch the step-by-step video below to see how it’s done — and please SHARE if you think this would be a great rainy day project!

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