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Kids Valentines Day Craft - Heart Shaped Suncatcher

Updated on January 22, 2017
Completed Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Suncatcher - Your Kids Can Make This Easy Craft Idea
Completed Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Suncatcher - Your Kids Can Make This Easy Craft Idea

DIY Valentines Day Craft For Kids - Heart Suncatcher

This DIY Valentine's Day Craft for kids is a great way to make some beautiful suncatchers. Suncatchers are usually hung in a window or on a porch. The light shines through them and creates a beautiful effect. These suncatchers are very easy to make and kids will enjoy the challenge of this craft project. They will also enjoy the feeling that comes with making something yourself. It's a good feeling, it makes you happy and proud of yourself. This is a craft project the kids will want to make again and again.

You might have a lot of suncatchers by Valentine's Day so give them out to family and friends from your children. Each suncatcher your kids make will be a little bit different in both design and color. Another great thing about this suncatcher is how inexpensive it is to make. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to make a lovely valentine-themed suncatcher by using written directions and step by step pictures too. I love to use pictures to show people how to make a craft. Pictures show you exactly how your project should look. I find them very helpful.

Step 1

Gather All The Materials You Need To Make A Heart Shaped Suncatcher
Gather All The Materials You Need To Make A Heart Shaped Suncatcher

Supplies You Need To Make A Valentine's Day Suncatcher

Step 1: Gather all the materials you need to make this pretty Valentine's Day suncatcher. Read all the instructions and look at all the pictures before you actually start to make your craft project.

You will need:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Pink and Red construction paper
  • Yellow cellophane
  • Red paint
  • Paint brush
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Craft scissors
  • Pencil
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paper to use as a pattern. It can be any color
  • String or sturdy thread

Step 2

Cut Out A Heart Shape from your pattern paper
Cut Out A Heart Shape from your pattern paper

Step 2: Draw a heart on a piece of paper (the one to be used to make a pattern on) and cut it out.

Step 3

Use the pattern to trace a heart on the cardboard
Use the pattern to trace a heart on the cardboard

Step 3: Trace the heart shaped pattern onto the corrugated cardboard.

Step 4

Cut out the cardboard heart
Cut out the cardboard heart

Step 4: Cut the cardboard in the heart shape.

Step 5

Draw a smaller heart inside the cardboard heart
Draw a smaller heart inside the cardboard heart

Step 5: Draw a smaller heart inside the cardboard heart.

Step 6

Cut out the smaller heart with your craft scissors
Cut out the smaller heart with your craft scissors

Step 6: Cut the smaller heart out of the cardboard.

Step 7

Is this what your cut out cardboard heart looks like?  If so, you are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.  If not, try again from the beginning.
Is this what your cut out cardboard heart looks like? If so, you are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing. If not, try again from the beginning.

Step 7: The heart should look like picture #7 when you are done. Take a look at the picture and see if yours looks like that.

Step 8

Trace another heart on the cardboard
Trace another heart on the cardboard

Step 8: Trace another heart on the cardboard.

Step 9

Cut out a heart shape in the center
Cut out a heart shape in the center

Step 9: Cut the heart shape in the cardboard including the smaller heart in the middle. The outcome should look like picture #7

Step 10

Get the red paint and paintbrush and paint both your hearts red.  Let them dry completely.
Get the red paint and paintbrush and paint both your hearts red. Let them dry completely.

Step 10: Paint your hearts with the red paint and the paint brush. Let them dry completely.

Step 11

Cut assorted shaped pieces from the red and pink construction paper.
Cut assorted shaped pieces from the red and pink construction paper.

Step 11: Cut small shapes from the pink and the red construction paper.

Step 12

Glue the yellow cellophane to your cardboard heart
Glue the yellow cellophane to your cardboard heart

Step 12: Use the hot glue gun to glue the yellow cellophane onto the heart shaped cardboard. Gently, stretch the cellophane to make it tight across the heart form.

Step 13

Snip off any excess cellophane from the edges of your heart shaped cardboard.
Snip off any excess cellophane from the edges of your heart shaped cardboard.

Step 13: Carefully cut any excess cellophane from the sides of the heart.

Step 14

Glue the pink and red construction paper pieces to the cellophane.  Just lay them randomly, you don't need to plan a pattern.
Glue the pink and red construction paper pieces to the cellophane. Just lay them randomly, you don't need to plan a pattern.

Step 14: Glue the pink and red cuttings of construction paper to the yellow cellophane window on your heart. These don't have to be in any pattern, just place them where ever you want them.

Step 15

Glue the strings on from one side of the top of the heart to the other.  This string is going to be the hanger for your suncatcher.
Glue the strings on from one side of the top of the heart to the other. This string is going to be the hanger for your suncatcher.

Step 15: Now you can use the hot glue gun to glue the string from one side of the top of the heart to the other. This string will be used to hang the heart suncatcher. Once again, be sure to check the pictures.

Step 16

Glue the second heart on top of the yellow cellophane.
Glue the second heart on top of the yellow cellophane.

Step 16: Glue one heart board on top of the other.

Step 17

Your heart suncatcher is finished and it can be hung up in any window you choose.
Your heart suncatcher is finished and it can be hung up in any window you choose.

Step 17: The heart suncatcher is finished and now you can look for a place to hang it up! Look by your windows and see where a lot of sun shines through, hang your suncatcher there.

Now that you and your kids know how to make this basic heart shaped suncatcher for Valentine's Day you can get creative. You can make different sized suncatchers, use different colors and even different shaped cardboard frames. You can hang them together or separately, it's all up to you now.

The suncatchers you make now will be based on your taste and your imagination, so enjoy making these great Valentine's Day suncatchers... and all the other fabulous ones you will make in the future. Have fun and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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