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Valentine Crafts : Valentine Sun Catcher

Submitted by on February 4, 2017 – 9:46 amNo Comment

Valentine Crafts - Valentine Sun Catcher

Build Your Own Valentine Sun Catcher

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Valentine crafts are fun for kids to create and make cute decorations around  your home.   Try this cute project and catch the sun with these beautiful Valentine’s Day sun catchers!

This is an inexpensive and colorful craft. Plus using the hole punch builds fine motor skills. The result is beautiful and is guaranteed to warm your hearts.

Valentine Craft Materials

  • Heart shaped paper hole punch (any size you want)
  • Contact paper
  • Painters tape
  • Red, pink and white construction paper
  • Small bowl
  • Scissors
  • Stickers

Valentine Crafts Activities

Cut the construction paper into small squares, then punch the hearts from the paper.

Work with your preschooler if paper punching is new to him. This activity can be very difficult for small hands and fingers but great fine motor skill work.

Place contact paper onto your table. Secure it with painters tape. Allow your child to pour, pinch, place, dump, shake – whatever method he chooses – the paper hearts onto the construction paper. Take time to explore the table and create a lovely design, together. I used this time as an opportunity to discuss “love”: What is love? What do we love in life? We also took this time to add stickers and medium and large paper heart cut outs.

Catch The Sun

To finish up the project, I cut out two hearts (one for each of my boys) from the contact paper and outlined it with sticker paper. Placing the hearts on the windows was lovely. The boys were so happy to see their work displayed and to see the light shine through their hearts.

For step-by-step photos of this Valentine Sun Catcher or to see more Valentine crafts for kids, visit


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