Valentine’s Day is all about telling all of the people we love that they are important to us. Each day the boys and I have been talking about all the things we love and why. As part of that activity we made these Heart Suncatchers to hang on our window as a constant reminder that like Love Actually said, “Love is all around us.”
Heart Suncatchers Supplies:
Red/Pink construction Paper
White tissue paper
Red tissue paper
Pink tissue paper
Scotch or masking tape
Heart Suncatchers Directions:
Cut tissue paper into squares and place in three different bowls – 1 bowl for pink, 1 for red, and 1 for white.
Next, cut heart out of contact paper (leave backing on).
Trace contact paper heart on construction paper and cut out. Create a heart shaped frame by cutting the inside of the construction paper heart out.
Peel back off of contact paper and place on table, sticky side up.
Place two small pieces of tape to hold heart to the table.
Allow kids to put the tissue paper squares on the contact paper pushing down so it sticks. They can go over the edges (the excess will be trimmed later).
Once contact paper heart is completely covered in tissue paper squares cut of excess tissue paper.
Sticking with tape or hot glue place the construction paper heart over finished contact paper heart. Trim off any excess.
Easy, fun and creative – the perfect craft activity with kids! The best part is you can alter this craft to a variety of shapes to make suncatchers for all different times of the year.