Valentine’s Day Sun Catchers

My son currently loves the Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day movie. And since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, he asked if we could decorate “every single room and wall” for Valentine’s Day.

That seemed a bit ambitious, so I asked if he’d settle for a Valentine’s Day sun catcher for our window – thankfully, he agreed.

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His only condition was he and my daughter could each make their own. What the heck? I’m all about compromise, so I agreed as well.

I’d never made these before, so I did a little research and decided to try making them with construction paper, contact paper, and tissue paper. It was ridiculously easy and took very little prep time (honestly, like less than 10-minutes)!

I started by cutting a frame out of construction paper. Since we are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I cut a heart shape.

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Then I cut a piece of contact paper large enough to cover my heart. I peeled off the back of the contact paper and laid my heart on the sticky side. Then I carefully cut the excess contact paper off, leaving about a 1-inch margin around the heart.

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Next, I cut up some red and pink tissue paper into various shapes and sizes.

Valentine's Day Sun Catchers Who Arted

Then I let my little ones go to town! They took turns laying the tissue paper inside of the heart. It took them about twenty minutes to fill each frame.

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When we were all done, we stuck the hearts onto our window.

Valentine's Day Sun Catchers Who Arted

The contact paper peels off windows easily, and all the paper stays intact. So my children have been moving the sun catchers from window to window, and door to door…

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They are so fun, and colorful, and they definitely make the weather outside seem a little less gloomy. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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