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Valentine sun catchers

We love making sun catchers. Our sitting room faces south which means we get a lot of lovely sun light on the window – perfect for handmade sun catchers! After the success of the ones we made last year we thought we’d make some for Valentines Day too.

Easy Valentine sun catchers

You will need:

card, scissors, coloured pieces of cellophane (we used sweetie wrappers), sticky tape and bakers twine.

valentine sun catcher

We drew round cookie cutters to make heart and circles shapes.  This meant they were all the same shape and size.

Then we carefully cut out the middle of each shape and lay a piece of cellophane over it, keeping in place with sticky tape.

You may need to trim the cellophane to make sure it fits.

Finish off by making small holes in the top of each sun catcher and thread with bakers twine so you can hang in the window.

homemade sun catcher

Admire until your back is turned and the cat decides to play with it!


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    January 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    They do look good! How long did it take? My little ones tend to get bored too easily…

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    maggy, red ted art
    January 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    So pretty! Wonderful craft and great way to cheer up our grey winter days. Bring on Valentine’s!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.


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      January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you, it certainly kept my toddler entertained!

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    Galina V
    February 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    They look very pretty. And definitely brighten the day

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    Chelsea Williams
    February 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Such a great idea, love it x

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    Mum of One
    February 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Very pretty! What a great way to use sweetie wrappers too!

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    Damson Lane
    February 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    This is so simple but effective. Not sure where we can get cellophane from but I will get googling! Thanks for giving me some inspiration. It is so miserable and cold outside we need something indoors to cheer things up.

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      February 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Buy sweeties for the wrappers, it’s a great excuse!

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    February 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    So cute loved these pinned to thrifty valentines

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    Liz Burton
    February 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Oh we made these a couple of years ago. Yours are so pretty.

    And, great excuse to eat sweets huh? :0)

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      February 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Any excuse to eat them!

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    February 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Lovely idea, which doesn’t sound too difficult. We bought some gel Christmas trees, which were a hit. Now it’s half term we will try to make something just as nice and more fun.

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    Actually Mummy...
    February 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Those are gorgeous – we always involve the kids in Valentine’s day so this would be perfect!

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    Kate @craftsonsea
    June 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    LOVE these!!!!

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