Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher

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I love to decorate my windows for different holidays. Do you?

My favorite things to use are kid-made decorations. We’ve got some awesome Easter suncatchers, but nothing for Valentine’s Day.

That’s got to change.

So we got out a few simple supplies to make a colorful Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher… or two or three.

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

Supplies Needed

Coffee filters
Red and pink liquid watercolors
Eye droppers
Red and pink construction paper
Scissors
Glue stick

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

How to make a coffee filter Valentine heart suncatcher

For the first part of the process, we’re going to paint our coffee filters with our liquid watercolor. But, don’t grab the paintbrushes, we’re going to add a fine motor twist and use eye droppers.

You’ll need one coffee filter per suncatcher. But, if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to create two or three heart suncatchers per person.

Set up a station for dying your coffee filters. I placed a paper towel on top of a plastic tray to protect my table. Then, pour some of each color of liquid watercolor into small containers. Flatten each of your coffee filters.

To paint the coffee filters, use the eye dropper to drip your paint onto the coffee filter. Set them aside to dry.

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

Your dripping paint will give you a fun, colorful tie-dye effect. They turned out so bright and beautiful!

Note: If you don’t have liquid watercolors, you could use water dyed with food coloring. The liquid watercolors are much brighter, so instead of vibrant suncatchers, you’ll have soft pastel suncatchers.

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

After your coffee filters have dried, cut out a heart outline from your construction paper.

I found that cutting the construction paper in half and then using that half to make a traditional folded-paper heart was the perfect size for our coffee filter.

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

Use your glue stick to attach your heart outline to the coffee filter.

Trim the edges of the coffee filter so that they’re even with the construction paper heart.

Once everything is trimmed, it’s time to hang your heart suncatcher in your window.

Make enough for all your windows. They definitely brighten up a cold winter day!

Make one Coffee Filter Valentine Heart Suncatcher or several to decorate your windows this Valentine's Day. This fun kid's craft uses simple supplies and is easy to make.

If you enjoyed this heart suncatcher craft, the above photo is perfect for sharing on Facebook or you can share the photo below on Pinterest.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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