This painted heart suncatcher craft always brighten up our windows as we wrap up Winter and wait for Spring! Check out our homemade suncatcher paint!
These painted heart suncatchers always brighten up our windows as we wrap up Winter and wait for Spring! My kids love to make them and they always turn out different every time.
They are perfect for Valentine’s Day or as a way to discuss kindness, making February a wonderful month for heart crafting!
Make a Fun Sucatcher Craft
You can prep these ahead of time by making a few templates at once. If doing this sun catcher craft with young kids, simple make the hot glue templates beforehand. Older children might enjoy drawing their template or doing the hot glue themselves!
What you need for the suncatcher craft:
-hot glue gun
– tempera paint and paintbrushes
How to create a suncatcher craft template with hot glue
Draw the image on wax paper with a pen or free hand an image with hot glue.
Create a heart shaped design out of hot glue on wax paper, making various places for the kids to paint. Older kids can make these on their own, or templates can be created ahead of time for a larger class.
Make Your Own Suncatcher Paint
Once dry, prepare the suncatcher paint by mixing tempera paint and white glue. Adding more glue will make the suncatcher paint more opaque. I make a 50/50 mixture, but depending on the type of paint, you might need to add more or less glue.
Create a fun DIY suncatcher craft!
Allow the kids to paint all of the spaces within the hot glue template with the paint mixture. Once dry, cut the shape out and hang on the windows!
We made a few different designs, and there is really no messing these up!
My 3 year old was able to do this independently with the hot glue design acting as a really nice guide.
They look so beautiful up on our window with the sun shining through!
My kids have decided to hand them out to their teachers to brighten up their classrooms.
Don’t they look lovely?! We just love making this suncatcher craft any time of year to brighten up the windows and display our creative work.
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