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Heart Suncatcher Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Does your little one love spending time making crafts? If so, we’ve got the perfect activity for you! This easy paper plate craft is a fun way to teach kids about the sun and how it works. Plus, it’s a great way to spend some quality time together. So get ready to get creative!

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Valentine’s Day Paper Plate Craft for Kids

If you’re looking for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day craft project for kids, look no further than this heart suncatcher made out of paper plates! Even young children can help make this craft, which is perfect for classroom activities or parties. Let the kids decorate their hearts with colorful markers, sequins, and other materials. Then hang them up in a window to let the light shine through. What a festive way to celebrate the season!

Supplies You Need to Make Paper Plate Suncatchers

  • Paper or Styrofoam dinner plate (contact paper sticks better to the paper plate)
  • Tissue paper in red, pink, and purple, cut into small squares
  • Heart shape stencil or cookie cutter
  • Pencil, for tracing
  • Scissors
  • Clear contact paper
  • Hole punch
  • Red ribbon

How to Make Suncatchers out of Paper Plates

Using a stencil or cookie cutter, trace a heart shape in the middle of the plate. Cut to remove the heart.

Cut the contact paper to fit over one side of the open heart.

Drop tissue paper squares on the sticky side of the contact paper.

Cut an additional piece of contact paper to cover the stick side of the heart, securing the tissue paper between the layers.

Punch holes around the edge of the plate.

Use ribbon to weave a decorative edge around the plate. Tie off the ends in a bow or by tucking to the back of the plate.

Heart Suncatcher Paper Plate Craft

Heart Suncatcher Paper Plate Craft

Yield: 1 Suncatcher
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will love making this sweet Heart Suncatcher Paper Plate Craft! It's a simple project that only requires a few supplies, and it's perfect for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion. Best of all, kids can personalize their suncatchers with their own heartfelt messages. So gather the kids and get started crafting today!

Materials

  • Paper or Styrofoam dinner plate (contact paper sticks better to the paper plate)
  • Tissue paper in red, pink, and purple, cut into small squares
  • Heart shape stencil or cookie cutter
  • Pencil, for tracing
  • Clear contact paper
  • Red ribbon

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Instructions

    1. Using a stencil or cookie cutter, trace a heart shape in the middle of the plate.
    2. Cut to remove the heart.
    3. Cut the contact paper to fit over one side of the open heart.
    4. Drop tissue paper squares on the sticky side of the contact paper.
    5. Cut an additional piece of contact paper to cover the stick side of the heart, securing the tissue paper between the layers.
    6. Punch holes around the edge of the plate.
    7. Use ribbon to weave a decorative edge around the plate.
    8. Tie off the ends in a bow or by tucking to the back of the plate.






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