DIY Heart Sun Catcher

DIY Heart Sun Catcher for Kids

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Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

This DIY Heart Sun Catcher Craft for kids is fun for the entire family to make! The best part? You probably have most of the supplies at home!

Do you remember making sun catchers in school when you were younger? I used to always look forward to making them during Vacation Bible School! This DIY Heart Sun Catcher craft is a fun craft for kids of all ages. If you have younger kids, like I do, you can let them help you tear up the tissue paper into little pieces. Honestly, it will keep them occupied for hours (mom win!).

Heart Sun Catcher Paper Plate 3

To make your sun catcher, you simply follow the steps below. A few of my favorite tips for this craft:

  • Use paper plates (you can of course use styrofoam but the contact paper sticks to paper plates better
  • You can use any color of tissue paper…the brighter, the better!!
  • You can of course cut any shape into your sun catcher, the heart one is perfect for Valentine’s Day but you can also cut a star or even a Christmas tree for a fun Christmas craft!
Heart Sun Catcher Paper Plate 5 1

I’d love to see pictures of the sun catchers that you and your little ones make!!

Heart Sun Catcher Craft on Wooden Background

DIY Heart Sun Catcher Craft


  • Paper or styrofoam dinner plate (contact paper sticks better to the paper plate)
  • Tissue paper in red, pink, and purple, cut into small squares
  • Heart shape stencil or cookie cutter
  • Pencil, for tracing
  • Scissors
  • Clear contact paper
  • Hole punch
  • Red ribbon


    1. Using a stencil or cookie cutter, trace a heart-shape in the middle of the plate. Cut to remove the heart.
    2. Cut contact paper to fit over one side of the open heart.
    3. Drop tissue paper squares on the sticky side of the contact paper.
    4. Cut an additional piece of contact paper to cover the stick side of the heart, securing the tissue paper between the layers.
    5. Punch holes around the edge of the plate.
    6. Use ribbon to weave a decorative edge around the plate. Tie off the ends in a bow or by tucking to the back of the plate.

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