Heart Sun Catcher ~ Preschool Valentines Crafts
We love making simple preschool Valentines crafts. Brighten your windows with this Glittery Valentines Day craft. You might be surprised to learn what we used to create them. I had the tissue paper ready to go before I realized I was out of contact paper. So whats a girl to do…improvise. I love the results and the kids totally enjoyed the process. Read on to find out what we used to make these simple Heart Sun Catchers!
Toddler Window Decoration ~ perfect for Valentines Day
- Liquid Starch ~ You could also use craft glue
- Tissue Paper
- Wax Paper
2 ingredient Glitter “Glue”
To make our simple glitter “glue,” pour Liquid Starch into a container and stir in Glitter. Quick and simple! One of our easiest recipes so far. The glitter will settle to the bottom over time, but just give it a stir and your good to go.
Regular glue would work instead of Liquid Starch, however the starch is slippery where glue is sticky. These properties make the starch easier to paint onto the wax paper.
The kids painted the glittery starch glue straight on the to the wax paper. The kids loved the feel of how the paint brush slid across the wax paper. It was funny listening to the kids giggle about how the glue “felt” as they painted.
Once the kids are satisfied with the position of their tissue paper squares, we set the project aside to dry. The wax paper was quite wet, so we left it to dry overnight. Once the project was dry, I helped the kids cut it into a heart shape. The kids loved how their glittery hearts sparkled in the sun.
I love projects that force me think outside the box. Contact paper would have worked great. However, running out caused me to get creative. Honestly, I’m so glad I did. The process of painting glittery liquid starch was so fun and something we will be trying again soon. If you are just joining us, make sure to check out our favorite glitter projects.