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Easy recycled Valentine’s Day sun catchers for kids to make

Easy recycled Valentine sun catchers for kids to make

My children are both excited about Valentine’s Day later this month. It’s a lovely day to mark and a great reason to craft handmade cards and gifts. My children have both been making little things to give. So far we have made fingerprint heart keepsakes and today I’m going to share our easy Valentine’s Day sun catchers. There has been so much in the news about plastic waste that I’m pleased we were able to raid the recycling box and use plastic milk bottle.

Easy recycled Valentine’s Day sun catchers for kids to make

We used:

empty plastic milk bottle with the label removed

Bostik Glu Dots

sequins, stars and jewels

hole punch and string

Easy recycled Valentine sun catchers for kids to make

We used a wooden heart blank, placed it onto the milk bottle and drew around it.

Easy recycled Valentine sun catchers for kids to make

I cut them out using my craft knife and cutting mat but you could use scissors too. We then discarded the rest of the milk bottle.

valentine sun catcher

We punched a hole in the top of each one so we could hang them up when they were decorated.

My children had two hearts each and decorated them using the Bostik Glu Dots and a selection of colourful sequins, stars and jewels. They both did their own thing, one drew around his heart with a permanent marker, whilst the other covered her heart in stickers. I love that they can both make something with the same materials and turns out so unique.

milk bottle sun catcher craft

Disclosure – we were sent the craft supplies as we are Bostik Family Craft Bloggers

2 Comments

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    Olivia
    February 2, 2018 at 9:13 am

    These look so lovely and a great way to crate something fun for valentine’s day 🙂

    Lovely post x

  • Reply
    Nayna Kanabar
    February 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    This is such an innovative way to create sun catchers.I love the fact that the child can personalise them to how they like it.

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