Valentine Craft (sun catcher)

12 Jan

Last year the boys and I made these “sun catchers” for Valentine’s Day.  We made them for our teachers, grandparents, aunts, friends, etc..  Not only are they easy, they really help with fine motor skills.  The older the child the more independently they can do this craft…


Clear contact paper

Colorful tissue paper cut into small squares, triangles, circles, etc..  Older children can do the cutting themselves

Decorative ribbon



Cut 2 identical large squares out of the contact paper.  Peel off the backing on ONE square and place it sticky side up in front of your child.  Keep the other square for later use.  Give them a stack of cut up tissue (I precut the tissue, but like I said depending on the age of your child he/she may be able to do this alone).  Tell them to put the tissue ONE PIECE at a time all over the sticky stuff.  Encourage them to fill up the entire sticky square.  When they are finished, take the square away and place the other piece of contact paper on top of it so that the sticky sides are touching.  You can then cut the contact paper in what ever shape you would like.  I obviously chose hearts, but we have made all different shapes for all different holidays.  Cut or punch a hole in the top of your heart and attach a ribbon…  Show your child how to catch some sun in their favorite window!


4 Responses to “Valentine Craft (sun catcher)”

  1. Shawntanet February 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM #

    Awesome! Just found your blog and LovE it!

  2. Rebecca Cooper February 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM #

    so cute! loved popping by your blog today for the first time! 🙂 I’d be in heaven if you linked up to my Friday Craft Day.

    Rebecca {simple as that}

  3. gieka gange February 10, 2011 at 12:19 AM #

    so nice i can even let my pupils with special do this…so simple yet awesome…

    goodluck and more stuff to post..


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