You might recall when we made these stained glass sun catchers in the spring, and because we loved them so, we decided to give them a Valentine’s Day twist with this DIY heart suncatcher project! These are such a fun project to make with kids and they’re sure to delight you when you spy them in the window. Here is what you’ll need to make them:
Valentine’s day is upon us and if you’re like me, you are ready to welcome the cuteness this holiday brings ASAP. I mean, we’re still cooped up and distancing over here, so a holiday that incorporates heart-shaped chocolate is NEEDED. Add to that a love day-themed activity that can keep tiny hands busy for a chunk of time and there isn’t much more we can ask for! (Ok, sure. A vaccine, peace on earth, etc. BUT STILL. A cute and fun project IS something.) Keep reading to learn how to make your own Heart Suncatcher!
Supplies needed to make a Heart Suncatcher
Tissue paper in various colors
Heart embroidery hoop (you can also use a circle one)
How to make a Heart Suncatcher
Step 1. Using the heart hole punch, punch out a bunch of hearts from various colors of tissue paper. Set aside.
Step 2. Using scissors, cut two pieces of contact paper that are at least one inch larger than your embroidery hoop on every side.
Step 3. If desired, place a rolled-up piece of tape on each corner of the non-sticky side of the contact paper. This will help with keeping the contact paper in place while you are attaching the hearts, which is especially good for kids! Once the tape is attached, flip the taped side over and adhere the contact paper to your work surface (the backing side of the contact paper should be facing up).
Step 4. Remove the backing from the contact paper and begin placing hearts on the sticky side of the contact paper until you have filled the area of the contact paper that will be inside of the embroidery hoop.
Step 5. Remove the backing from the second piece of contact paper and place it sticky-side down over the heart-covered contact paper, using your fingers to smooth any bubbles.
Step 6. Sandwich the contact papers between the embroidery hoop and tighten. Cut any excess around the edge with scissors.
Step 7. Hang in a window and enjoy!
Isn’t it sweet? With all of these hearts hanging in your windows, you’re sure to be feeling the love! My kiddos had a blast getting to use the heart punch and since the contact paper is sticky there is so little mess — no glues needed!