This heart suncatcher is an easy Valentine’s Day craft to make with kids of all ages!
Hello! I’m Amy and I blog at amylanham.com. I have a 4 and 6 year old and am always trying to get them involved and excited about crafts. I find it is an easy activity to share with my kids.
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This heart suncatcher was such an easy craft and uses some great fine motor skills. It allowed the kids to cut and use glue, which is two of their favorite things.
Download our heart printable PDF templates to use as a guide!
How To Make a Heart Suncatcher
This is the perfect craft to kick off Valentine’s Day, or can be used any time of year.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
- Kid’s Scissors
- Cricut or other cutting machine, or scissors
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Various colors of tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- Thick Plastic Sheet – laminating pages will work, or page protectors
Heart Suncatcher Tips
Precision Doesn’t Matter
This is a craft where precision doesn’t really matter! So let your kids go crazy.
The size of the tissue paper isn’t really important. So hand over the scissors and let your kids cut the tissue paper. I picked coordination colors, pink, white, red, and then let the kids cut until they were tired.
I cut a few myself too as they were cutting. But we’re not looking for uniform shapes or sizes. So this is a low risk project to let them help on.
Put the glue on Yourself
If you have really young kids, I recommend smearing the glue down first and then letting them stick all the tissue paper on the paper. I let them put the glue over the tissue paper with my help so it didn’t smear it around too much.
When Peeling the Tissue Paper Off Be Gentle
When it’s time to peel the dried glue and tissue paper off be gentle. The glue and tissue paper can rip, so don’t peel too fast.
Not Limited to Valentine’s Day
These are so easy and fun to make. This isn’t a craft that is limited to Valentine’s Day. These will look great hanging in the window year round.
Don’t feel the need to choose Valentine’s Day colors.
Give as Gifts
I think these would make adorable gifts for grandparents or even could be used as the inside of cards. Just make the surrounding heart smaller.
- 1 Pair of Kids Scissors
- Cricut or other cutting machine
- 1 Pair of scissors
- 1 Paint Brush
- 3 pieces cardstock any color
- Mod Podge
- 3 pieces Tissue Paper Various colors
- 3 pieces Thick plastic laminate sheets, sheet protectors, etc.
- Cut out the tissue paper into various sizes. Rectangles and squares work great, but it doesn't really matter what shape.
- Put a generous amount of mod podge onto the plastic sheet.
- Add cut up tissue paper all over the glue.
- Cover the tissue paper with more mod podge. Continue doing this until tissue paper covers the plastic. Set aside to dry.
- While that dries, use a cricut or other cutting machine to cut out a heart shape with a heart hole in the center.
- Once dry, gently peel the tissue paper off the plastic sheeting.
- Glue the tissue paper onto your heart shape. Then hang!
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