I just adore how this washi tape heart suncatcher craft turned out, they are so pretty! It’s such a simple heart craft but it has a serious WOW factor!
This heart suncatcher craft is easy to do, so it works really well with kids across the age ranges and it’s simple to make them in all sorts of different shapes and sizes too.
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You can get washi tape so cheaply in so many gorgeous colours and patterns now-a-days and this heart suncatcher craft shows them off to their very best. The translucent nature of washi tape lets the sunlight stream through and makes their colours sing, truly! Just beautiful!
I am a huge suncatcher fan, they’re such a fun way to brighten up the windows. I’m sure we’ll be keeping our washi tape heart suncatchers up all year round!
Before you get started on this heart craft tutorial why not share some other suncatcher ideas on Facebook or Pinterest to try later too? (Click on the text or photo to see the full posts.)
Among readers favourites are Jewelled Suncatchers which you’ll never believe are made from recycled milk jugs, Mosaic Suncatchers which are fab for toddlers, Nature Suncatchers which use fresh flowers straight from your yard and vibrant Tissue Paper Suncatchers which just shout Summer!
Now grab your washi tape and let’s add some gorgeous splashes of colour to our windows.
Washi Tape Heart Suncatcher Craft
Supplies To Make Washi Tape Heart Suncatchers
How To Make Washi Tape Heart Suncatcher Craft
I’m going to talk you through how we made Washi Tape Heart Suncatchers but you can use the same method to make any size or shape of suncatcher you choose.
Start by folding a piece of card in half and draw on your heart shape.
Holding the folded card together cut out 2 hearts. Now cut out the middle of each heart to make a heart frame. Try to get them to match if you can. (Cutting out the inner heart is a bit tricky and little hands may need some adult help.)
Lay your washi tape strips across one heart in any direction and colour combination you like. Washi tape is lovely for kids to work with because it can be easily torn to length rather than cut. (Try not to press down hard on the tape in the middle as it will try to stick to the table top beneath.)
Tear off the ends of each piece of tape so that it doesn’t protrude over the outer edge of the heart. If this is too tricky for young children you can always trim off any excess with scissors before moving on to the next step.
When laying tape across the top of the heart’s arches you will need to break it into two sections so it doesn’t straddle the gap.
When you’ve put on as much washi tape as you want put some glue onto the second heart and stick it over the cut washi tape ends to hide them.
Finish your washi tape heart suncatcher craft off by trimming any protruding bits of card or tape.
Now your heart suncatchers are ready to go straight on the window. The washi tape back will gently stick so you don’t need any glue or thread for hanging them. It’s easy to gently peel them off and rearrange them as you like. Don’t they look pretty?
If you want to give your heart suncatchers as gifts you can temporarily stick them to a piece of Saran Wrap / Cling Film to protect the stickiness until they’re ready to go on the window.
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