Valentine’s Day Sun Catcher’s!

This morning while the freezing rain fell steadily outside, I was suddenly inspired to bring a little bit of cheer into our day. I pondered my bin of pre prepared crafts, but nothing seemed simple enough for the two toddlers in my care that day. I really wasn’t in the mood to clean up hours worth of glitter, or finding paint splattered on my chairs days later and suddenly I had an epiphany.

This art activity requires very little prep, only a few materials and excited children. It also has very little cleanup afterward thank goodness! All you need is:

  • Construction paper in Valentine’s Day colours (Red, white, pink, purple etc)
  • Contact paper
  • Tissue paper in various Valentine’s Day colours
  • Scissors

Simply fold the construction paper in half and cut out a large heart shape. Cut out a smaller heart from that original heart shape, so the original heart shape forms a window frame. Place firmly on a piece of contact paper slightly larger than your heart shape and cut the excess from around the exterior. Hand to the child, along with a handful of tissue paper of various colours cut into squares, and watch them have fun! Hang in a window when complete.

This activity is versatile, and you can create many different designs and styles using this concept. Add glitter (if you dare!), foam shapes, sequins, buttons and more. Mix up the shapes and create different sun catchers. Have fun!

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