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Heart Tissue Paper Suncatcher Craft

This heart tissue paper suncatcher is the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for kids of nearly any age. 

It is easy, inexpensive, and makes a beautiful window decoration. Just look at how lovely it looks hung up in a window, even in winter!

The sun streaming through gives the heart a faux stained glass look, making it a wonderful addition to any virtual school, homeschool space or classroom.

Looking for more projects like this? Don’t miss our coffee filter hearts and felt conversation hearts crafts!

Black text on pink background with faded red heart reads Heart Suncatcher Craft above photo of completed heart shaped suncatcher made with tissue paper in brightly lit window.

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Valentine’s Day Tissue Paper Heart Suncatcher

These heart suncatchers use a few common craft supplies and only take about 20 minutes to complete.

It’s a quick and easy craft to include in an art center during Valentine’s themed activities as well as for a Mother’s Day craft.

Making tissue paper suncatchers is a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children that provides cutting and gluing practice. 

Older children will also enjoy this quick craft that they can complete on their own.

Heart shaped tissue paper suncatcher cut out from printable template.

It’s also the perfect craft project if you want the kids to craft with minimal mess.

If you don’t have tissue paper on hand, you can still use the heart craft template for other projects. 

For example, kids can paint, color or decorate the hearts  or cut the big heart shape out to make an easy DIY homemade Valentine. 

Heart Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

How to Make a Heart Tissue Paper Suncatcher:

First you will need to download and print out our printable heart craft template. (It is file 124 in our free printable resource library.) 

Please note: The template includes a couple different sizes for use in a variety of projects. The largest size was used for the suncatchers in these photos.

I recommend using regular printer paper for this project. The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

Overhead view of a young white girl's hand placing pre-cut squares of tissue paper onto heart craft template.

Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares in a variety of colors. You can also buy pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and easy project.

Younger children could also rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children could cut their own.

Overhead view of heart template covered with glued on tissue paper squares.

Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire heart shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.

Completed heart suncatcher made with red, pink, purple, white, blue, and orange tissue paper and hung in a brightly lit window.

Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade Valentine decoration you can enjoy again, year after year!

Now you have pretty heart faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper to hang in the window and enjoy! 

Use these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them around your home.

More Suncatcher Crafts:

More Valentine’s Day Crafts:

GET THE FREE PRINTABLE HEART CRAFT TEMPLATE

Heart Suncatcher Craft

Heart Suncatcher Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this tissue paper heart suncatcher for a quick and easy Valentine's Day craft for kids.

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (optional)
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable heart craft template. (It is file 124 in our free printable resource library.) 
  2. I recommend using regular printer paper for this project. The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than thick cardstock.
  3. Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares in a variety of colors. You can also buy pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and easy project.
  4. Younger children could also rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children could cut their own.
  5. Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire heart shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.
  6. Set the suncatchers aside to dry.
  7. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.
  8. Now you have pretty heart faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper to hang in the window and enjoy! 

Notes

The template includes a couple different sizes of hearts for use in a variety of projects. You can use any of the hearts for this project. The largest size was used for the suncatchers in these photos.

Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade Valentine decoration you can enjoy again, year after year.

Use removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display the suncatchers around your home.

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