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Easy Valentine’s Day suncatcher craft with kids

This simple Valentine’s Day suncatcher craft is perfect for class parties, Sunday school, or for your preschooler to gift to loved ones.
This simple Valentine's Day suncatcher craft is perfect for class parties, Sunday school, or for your preschooler to gift to loved ones.

Valentine’s Day Suncatcher

Suncatcher crafts are fun for kids to create any time of the year. Turn them into a heart shape and they make a fantastic heart art project!

We love to pass out hand made valentines, and when they can be candy-free, that’s even better.

Plus we use simple supplies, so it’s an easy craft to create with larger groups of kids.

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No time to make this Sunday School heart craft now? Pin it for later!

If you can’t make this Sunday school heart craft now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.sunday school heart craft for kids

Tips for making these heart suncatchers.

  • Roll out a larger sheet of hearts for multiple kids to create or to make more hearts with one kid.
  • The washable marker can be removed once the hearts are cut out by rubbing with a paper towel.
  • This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess will not be an issue.

Candy-free printable Valentine's

How to make a heart shaped suncatcher

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this heart shaped suncatcher craft. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1 Suncatcher

Colorful Heart Suncatchers

heart shaped suncatcher craft for preschoolers to make

Create these fun and easy heart shaped suncatchers. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  • Pencils with New Erasers
  • Washable Marker
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch (optional)


  1. Roll out a piece of contact paper and draw your hearts on the clear side of the paper. You can do one large heart, a few small hearts, or a combination of both!
  2. Peel off the backing of your contact paper and lay it sticky side up on your work surface. Use tape to secure it down.
  3. Using the eraser side of your pencils dab from the ink pad onto the contact paper. Use a different eraser with each color if possible to keep your colors from mixing on the pad.
  4. Encourage them to fill up the hearts as much as they can even going over the edges a bit with the dots.
  5. Once the hearts are filled place the second sheet of contact paper on top of your design, sticky sides together.
  6. Press out any bubbles and cut out your hearts.
  7. You can leave them just like this or punch a hole and hang with yarn/string.


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When to make this heart suncatcher craft

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!

  • Create these suncatchers during your Valentine’s day party.
  • Let kids make them for mother’s day, father’s day, grandparent’s day, and more!
  • Use them to decorate your classroom or playroom.
  • Place them on the sliding glass door in your home.
  • Use them to help teach your Sunday school class about love.

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heart suncatcher craft for preschoolers to make. Perfect for Valentine's Day or Sunday School #twitchetts

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