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I love doing Valentine activities with my kids because talking about friendship and love really seems to bring out the best in them. Sometimes when they are working on a valentine project the sweetest things will just come out of their little mouths. 🙂
However, this heart suncatcher craft was completed by my son and my husband recently when I was out of town with my daughter. Many thanks to my wonderful husband for taking photos so I could turn this craft in to a blog post!
For more Valentine art projects, see my Valentine Activities for Kids page.
All of the materials for this craft – except for the glue – came from the tissue paper heart craft kit sold by Oriental Trading Company. We received this craft from Oriental Trading Company at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Please see my disclosures for more information.
The kit comes with clear plastic hearts. The first step is to coat them with watered down glue.
The next step is to cover the clear plastic heart with tissue paper.
At this point, the craft needs time to dry. So my son left it on his tray to dry overnight.
The next day, my son added glue to the foam heart frame.
He added the clear plastic heart covered in tissue paper to the frame.
Then he added a loop of string at the top for hanging and another layer of glue around the edge to put the back part of the frame on.
Finally, he put the back part of the frame into place.
And now we have a beautiful heart suncatcher hanging from our back window!
More Valentine’s Day learning resources
More Valentine posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Valentine Montessori activities
- Valentine sensory bin
- Heart suncatcher
- Marbleized hearts
- Find the hearts Valentine’s sensory bin
- Books about Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Printables Pack
- Valentine Bingo
- Valentine I Spy game
- Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables
For more Valentine ideas, check out my Valentine Activities for Kids page and my Valentine’s Pinterest board.
For those of use without the Oriental Trading plastic heart, we can use a clear contact paper cut out and use the adhesive side to attach the tissue paper pieces. I love the border and hanging sting idea. I will be doing this for sure with my grand daughter tomorrow! Thanks!
That’s definitely a great way to make your own!