My children love to make cards to send in the post to family and friends. Usually it’s just a simple piece of cardstock or paper folded over and a picture drawn on the front, as many kids Valentines are. But for this Valentine’s Day, they wanted to make something a little more special. Thus, this sun-catcher Valentine’s card was created.
To make this card, the cardstock was folded in half to make the card. Then a heart was cut out from the fold of the card so that half the heart was on the front of the card, and half on the back.
The heart cut out of the card was used as a template to draw a heart of a slightly bigger size onto some sticky-backed plastic.
The children used a heart-shaped hole punch that was in a set Dad gave me for Christmas a few years back to punch lots and lots of hearts from some tissue paper. Of course, you can also cut little hearts of all sizes from the tissue paper, too.
I was so in the moment with the children that I didn’t think to pick up my camera and take photos during this craft, so I don’t have any photos of it in progress.
The children then placed the little hearts onto the sticky-backed plastic until it was nice and full. I covered the other side as well to laminate it and keep everything together.
The beautiful heart-shaped suncatcher was then carefully glued onto the inside of the card.
To finish off the card, they glued on some fun sequins they found in the craft stash and used some glitter glue as well.
This beautiful Valentine’s Day card will be lovely when the sunlight hits it! It was hard to part with this card, but we know of someone special that will love this card as much as us when it’s received.
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