These heart suncatchers used to be one of my favorite valentines day crafts back in my daycare center days! They are a super simple craft for kids to do and are versatile enough for preschoolers and toddlers alike. With Valentine’s Day headed our way I decided it was time to get out the supplies (I bet you have them on hand already) and make some of these festive window decorations!
Heart Suncatchers: Simple Valentines Day Crafts
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I gave each of the girls a heart shaped cookie cutter on wax paper and let them choose the glue they wanted to use. I recommend you put the wax paper on a pan or cutting board so you don’t have to transfer them to a counter or other area to dry which can cause the glue to leak out.
They LOVE to squeeze glue (really what kid doesn’t?) and they thought this was so awesome because they got to fill the whole heart with lots of glue!
After they filled the heart with glue I gave them the tray of craft gems/beads and let them fill up their hearts with them. When were done we set them on the counter to dry. Be aware these take a few days to dry, ours literally took about 4 days to fully dry.
Pull the wax paper off the back, cut the excess glue from around the outside of the cookie cutter, and then just pop out the dried hearts. I added a pipe cleaner by poking it through the dried glue, only one was to firm and required I use a knife to poke the hole.
The regular white glue looks a bit cloudy or frosted but it does seem to dry a bit firmer than the clear glue. Of course it could be related to the portions that were used too as the child that used the clear glue didn’t fill her heart with as much glue as the child that used the white glue.
We’re going to be making more because the girls all had such a great time and they looks so pretty!
We also made a Christmas Tree version! Looking for more valentines day crafts? Check out my Pinterest board:
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