Wax Paper Heart Suncatcher (with Template)

Heart Wax Paper Sun Catcher Crafting Jeannie

Use wax paper and glue to make this easy tissue paper heart suncatcher. Find step-by-step instructions and Free Templates for Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!

Get the Free Heart Suncatcher Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with less than 10 minutes of cutting.

CRAFTING SECRET: No need for sticky contact paper that’s hard to cut. Staple the free template to wax paper and cut out LOTS of hearts at one time. This is a perfect Valentine’s Day craft for your classroom, preschool, daycare, scouts or group of kids.

Watch the Valentine Heart Suncatcher video and see how easy it is to make the supplies and assemble this easy suncatcher:

Did you know that suncatchers were first made by Native Americans? Read more at Wikipedia.com.

Here’s What You Need

tissue paper, template, wax paper and supplies needed for heart sun catcher craft
Supplies needed for this easy heart suncatcher

Here’s your Easy Heart Suncatcher Craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Valentine Suncatcher Template

Download the Free Heart Suncatcher Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.

heart suncatcher craft template printable pages
Use the heart sun catcher template to quickly cut the sun catcher shapes out of wax paper.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Sun Catcher Hearts

stapling the heart template to multiple sheets of wax paper
Staple the heart suncatcher template to multiple sheets of wax paper to quickly cut out a lot of hearts.

Once you have the heart sun catcher template printed out, staple it to wax paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! With wax paper you might even be able to cut out MORE than ten! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better.

Step 3: Cut Out Tissue Paper Pieces

Fold your tissue paper and stack it together. You will be able to cut out multiple tissue paper squares at a time.

fold tissue paper and stack it together for easy cutting
Fold the tissue paper and then stack it to cut out lots of tissue paper squares at once.

Tip: Make sure you make a small cut on each end to remove the fold. Otherwise you will have pieces that are odd shapes with folds in them.

cutting out lots of red and pink tissue paper squares

Step 4: How to Assemble

The kids will have so much fun making this easy Valentine’s suncatcher!

Heart Wax Paper Sun Catcher Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a suncatcher that is already finished so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Paint glue onto your wax paper heart and start to add the tissue paper squares.
  2. As you add your tissue paper, it’s OK if it overlaps but try not to let it bunch up.
  3. Fill the heart with tissue paper squares, try to keep the tissue paper on the heart and not over the sides (it’s ok to overlap).
  4. When your heart is full, we are going to glue another wax paper heart on top. So, paint a layer of glue over your entire tissue paper heart.
  5. Glue a second wax paper heart on top of your finished tissue paper heart.
  6. Finally, to finish your sun catcher, you can trim any tissue paper that is sticking out of your heart.
  7. Use a post-it note or sharpie to put your name on the back
  8. You’re finished! The best part is, you don’t have to wait for it to dry to hang it in the window!
wax paper heart and lots of red tissue paper squares
Step 1: paint glue onto your wax paper heart and start to add the tissue paper squares
paint on glue and add tissue paper
Continue painting glue onto the wax paper heart and adding tissue paper. As you add your tissue paper, it’s OK if it overlaps but try not to let it bunch up.
paint layer of glue over completed tissue paper heart
When your heart is full, we are going to glue another wax paper heart on top. So, paint a layer of glue over your entire tissue paper heart.
glue second wax paper heart on top of the tissue paper heart
Glue a second wax paper heart on top of your finished tissue paper heart.
trim tissue paper around the edges of the heart
Finally, to finish your sun catcher, you can trim any tissue paper that is sticking out of your heart. The best part is, you don’t have to wait for it to dry to hang it in the window!

And you’re finished!

Heart Wax Paper Sun Catcher Crafting Jeannie

This is such a fun and simple Valentine’s Day craft for kids. This Heart Sun Catcher is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any heart or love themed lesson. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

More Valentine’s Day Crafts

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Valentine’s Day Crafts:

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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