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Tissue Paper Heart Suncatcher Craft

Looking for simple yet delightful Valentine’s Day crafts for kids? Look no further than our tissue paper heart suncatcher! This easy-to-make project is perfect for kids of all ages, both at home and school.

Not only does it result in a beautiful and colorful decoration that catches the sun’s rays, but it also allows children to work on their fine motor skills, such as cutting paper and gluing tissue.

Ideal for preschool and kindergarten students, this craft becomes more fun when you use our free printable heart templates. So, get ready to add a touch of sparkle to your windows this Valentine’s Day with this heart suncatcher!

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.

Valentine’s Day Tissue Paper Heart Suncatcher

The heart suncatcher craft is a delightful and easy activity that can be completed in just 20 minutes. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day themed art center or as a Mother’s Day craft.

This craft is not only perfect for preschool and kindergarten children, but older children can also enjoy completing it independently. Plus, it’s a great craft project for kids that allows for minimal mess.

Benefits of Making This Craft

Creating the heart suncatcher craft offers numerous benefits to kids beyond just fun. One significant advantage is the improvement of fine motor skills, as the process involves cutting and gluing.

These activities help children to develop hand-eye coordination and dexterity which are essential for tasks like writing. Additionally, this craft promotes creativity in children.

They are able to choose different colors of tissue paper, arranging them in an appealing way to create their unique suncatcher.

This freedom to experiment and design encourages their imagination and artistic expression, making this craft not only enjoyable but also an excellent learning experience.

Heart shaped tissue paper suncatcher cut out from printable template.

More Tissue Paper Suncatcher Crafts

Our suncatcher tissue paper crafts for kids are easy, inexpensive, and make beautiful window decorations. Just look at how lovely this heart one 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.

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Heart Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

Gathering the supplies for this craft is simple, as many of the materials required are probably already in your arts and crafts stash.

The key component is our Heart Craft Template, which you can conveniently access for free. Simply fill out the form located at the end of this post to download it. The template includes multiple sizes of hearts to cater to your creative preferences.

To create a vibrant suncatcher, you’ll need an assortment of tissue paper. You can use standard sheets of tissue paper that your kids can cut or tear into smaller pieces, or you could opt for precut tissue paper squares to save some time.

Remember to keep scissors and glue at hand. I recommend using a glue stick as it’s less messy and easier for younger kids to handle.

To make your heart suncatcher more durable, consider laminating it once completed. Using self-adhesive laminating sheets makes this very easy.

For hanging, I suggest Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs, although its usage is not necessary to complete this project.

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How to Make a Tissue Paper Heart Suncatcher:

To begin, download and print our printable heart craft template. Please note that the template offers different sizes for various projects. The suncatchers in the photos were made using the largest size.

For this project, I recommend using regular printer paper as it allows light to shine through better compared to heavier cardstock.

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

Next, cut tissue paper into small one-inch squares, using a variety of colors. If you prefer, you can also purchase pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and convenient project.

Younger children can rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces, while older children can cut their own.

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

Now, it’s time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire heart shape with tissue paper. Don’t worry if the tissue paper overlaps or extends beyond the edges.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry. Once the glue is dry, carefully cut out the template. For a lasting homemade Valentine decoration, use these self-adhesive laminating sheets.

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

Voila! Now you have beautiful faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper. Hang them in the window and enjoy! To easily display them around your home, use these removable mounting tabs.

Ways to Use This Heart Suncatcher Craft

This heart suncatcher craft is versatile, making it a fitting addition to various learning units. In the context of Valentine’s Day, children can be encouraged to create these crafts as tokens of their affection.

Similarly, for Mother’s Day, these vibrant suncatchers can be a heartwarming handmade gift that mothers are sure to treasure. Creating these crafts can also serve as a tangible way for children to express and discuss abstract concepts such as love, kindness, and friendship.

The heart craft template is not limited to suncatchers alone. It can be transformed through a plethora of other creative outlets.

Children can paint or color the heart templates, infusing their own personal flair into their designs. These colored or painted hearts can then be used to make individualized DIY valentines, adding an extra personal touch to the gift-giving tradition.

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More Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

Including this heart suncatcher craft as part of a Valentine’s Day themed week adds a creative dimension to the learning unit that kids will love.

In addition to crafting, children could engage in a fun-filled Valentine’s Day color by number activity. This would not only keep them engaged but also serve as an excellent tool for developing their number recognition and color knowledge.

Another fun option is using these Valentine’s Day Bingo cards. This game provides a great way for kids to improve their listening and social skills while having a blast.

By incorporating a variety of activities, you can create an enriching and vibrant Valentine’s themed week that educates and entertains in equal measure.

More Heart Crafts for Kids

From simple decoration ideas to more intricate designs, heart crafts provide a fun and creative way for children to express their love. Read on to discover more heart crafts that kids can engage in, not just for Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year, because love is a year-round affair!

With all the fun and creative activities we’ve explored, Valentine’s Day promises to be an exciting time for your little ones. Creating a tissue paper heart suncatcher not only lets them express their love in a colorful and artistic way, but also enhances their fine motor skills. While these crafts are perfect for Valentine’s Day, they can be made any time of the year to spread love and joy.

Heart Suncatcher Craft

Heart Suncatcher Craft

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5 or less

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


  • Heart Craft Template
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glue


  • Scissors


  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable heart craft template.
  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!


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.

Did you make this project?

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Monday 22nd of January 2024

LOVE the bright colors, Darcy! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creatively Crafty Linky Party! Pinned and shared! Creatively, Beth

Darcy Zalewski

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Thank you so much, Beth!


Friday 19th of January 2024

These look like a lot of fun to make, I remember really enjoying this kind of craft when I was a kid so this brought back lots of happy memories. :-) You'd always be very welcome to stop by and share your creative ideas at our weekly craft link up, Handmade Monday if you'd like to.

Darcy Zalewski

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Thank you so much, Julie! It's a lot of fun to make some of these crafts from my childhood!


Wednesday 17th of January 2024

these are so pretty and with a bit of guidance easy to make I have made these with both children and adults living in the nursing home. So much fun and offers such beauty thanks for sharing come see what we shared at

Darcy Zalewski

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

Thank you, Angie! I'm so happy to hear that our tissue paper heart suncatcher craft has been a hit with both kids and adults!

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