Are you looking for some fun and easy kids Valentine’s Day crafts to do with your little ones?
Decorate the windows with some homemade paper plate sun catchers this February.
This simple Valentine’s Day sun catcher is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
This suncatcher craft is easy and fun for little ones.
You’ll also want to make this beautiful rainbow heart garland to hang in the windows.
Valentine’s Day Sun Catcher
- Paper Plate
- Colored Tissue Paper (Red or pink is perfect for Valentine’s Day.)
- Valentine’s Day stickers
- Glitter glue, markers, or other decorating materials (optional)
Cut out the inner circle of the paper plate and glue a piece of colored tissue paper to the back.
Don’t worry about any excess hanging off the sides, it can be trimmed once the project is dry.
Have your child decorate the tissue paper that is showing through the plate’s hole with different colored tissue paper hearts. (You may wish to cut these out ahead of time.)
Handy tip: Squeeze just a bit of glue into a container and have your toddler use a paintbrush to dab on the glue.
Once the inside is decorated, have your child use stickers, markers, glitter glue, or more tissue paper hearts to decorate the rim of the paper plate.
Let the suncatcher dry completely.
Then punch a hole at the top and tie a ribbon through the hole for hanging.
Trim off any excess tissue paper and hang it in a sunny window to enjoy.
Your toddler or preschooler will have fun creating their own Valentine’s Day suncatcher. They may even want to make one for a grandparent or teacher!
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I love this idea, thank you for sharing this craft; it is great for the kiddos and moms. I like the fact that the kiddos will have fun making the Sun catcher and that it isn’t too complicated and doesn’t require too many steps. Also, you provided some useful advice; I will be waiting until the second step before announcing the craft, otherwise the kiddos are almost guaranteed to get impatient.
They had fun doing it – they each made 2. We gave one to my MIL and one to my husband’s aunt who has babysat a few times for us. The kids were super proud of their gifts.
I learned the hard way that having the plate cut and glued to the tissue paper ahead of time would be a good idea… Happy to pass on a useful tip!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I like the suncatcher idea! Do you care if I use one of your photos on my blog with a link back here for the directions?
Thanks for stopping in — and for asking before using the pic. I would be honored if you want to use a pic and link back to my post. 🙂
Mommy with selective memory says
Ooh what a great one! Will try tomorrow thank you!!
They had fun doing it – they each made 2, one to keep and 1 to give as a gift. Have fun!
Mommy with selective memory says
Ps pinning now on pinterest!! 🙂
maggy,red ted art says
VERY CUTE!!! Love it.
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!