I love me a bit of seasonal decor, especially with an eager five year old helper. For Valentines Day this year we made these simple heart suncatchers. Easy + Fun + Pretty = My Favorite Kind of Craft! Oil on construction paper creates a gorgeous batik effect when held in the light. This is a great project to do with all ages from toddlers to adults! Jude and I had so much fun we already have plans to make more!
To Make Heart Suncatchers You'll Need
- Constuction paper (We went with red, pink, and purple but choose any colors you like!)
- Oil (We used olive oil, but any oil including baby oil, would work great!)
- Cotton swabs
- Double sided tape
How To Make Simple Heart Suncatchers
- First cut out hearts of varying sizes and colors. We used the old school method of folding the paper in half and cutting a half heart shape.
- Now the fun part: draw on your hearts with oil. Using a cotton swab as a paint brush create designs on each heart. Note: the more dry paper between each design element the better.
- Make sure the back of your hearts aren't greasy (blot them on a piece of paper if they are). And use double sided tape to hang them in a sunny window.
I should note that these are brightest the day that you make them. As the oil soaks, in the designs get a bit fuzzy and the sun lightens the paper a bit, but they are still fabulously festive. I guess I should also note that my windows need washing, I'll add that to the ever growing list of to-do's!
Looking for more Valentine craftiness? Here are a few good projects from my archives:
And stay tuned, I've got another super cute Valentine post coming soon!