Are you starting your search for valentine crafts for kids? Here’s a classic suncatcher craft for kids using tissue paper and starch. We made our suncatchers shaped like hearts to decorate for Valentine’s Day!
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This classic suncatcher craft for kids can be adapted for any season or holiday. We made ours shaped like hearts so we could use them to decorate for Valentine’s Day! (This post contains affiliate links.)
Valentine Crafts for Kids: Heart Suncatchers
Materials for Heart Suncatcher
Directions for Making Heart Suncatchers
1. Pour the liquid starch in a small container and place your paintbrush nearby.
2. Tear out a sheet of wax paper and place it on the table.
4. Continue doing this until you’ve covered an area as big as you want your suncatcher to be.
5. Allow the starch-covered squares to dry completely.
6. Once they’ve dried, carefully peel off the tissue paper. All the little squares will be attached together.
7. Prepare your heart frame: Cut out a heart shape from your construction paper. Then cut out the center of the heart to create your frame.
8. Glue the heart frame onto your dried tissue paper.
(Optional: Glue a heart frame onto the back of the same tissue paper sheet so your suncatcher has a front and back.)
9. Allow the frames to dry.
10. Once the frames have dried, trim off the tissue paper hanging over the edges.
Hang your heart suncatchers up in a window or from the ceiling for Valentine’s Day!
- Some children find it easier to paint some liquid starch onto the wax paper before placing a tissue paper square on top of it. This helps hold the tissue paper in place as your child gently paints over it.
- I used my die cut machine an heart-shaped die to make my heart frames.
- I purchase my liquid starch online in a package of six. I usually keep two bottles for myself and donate the extra bottles to teachers at my children’s schools. Some readers have also mentioned finding liquid starch at Walmart.