So as we (I guess it should be just I but I figure it makes it sound better if its not just me waiting!) continue to eagerly await our Disney Side package I have done another Valentine’s Day craft with the kids. This one was very easy for both kids -again Buddy didn’t stay involved for nearly as long as Boo Boo but I’ve come to expect that and realize it is how life is at our house. I don’t know if its because of the boy/girl thing or if its the age difference or most likely its just a combination of both.
So yesterday we made watercolor coffee filter sun catcher hearts (boy that’s a mouthful!). These are fairly easy skill level and can be completed with materials you have around the house (at least that we have around our house).
Materials needed for this project:
Watercolor paints, paint brushes, coffee filters, water cups, scissors and tape.
As I usually do I had all of the materials gathered up and on the table ready for the kiddos to start.
Buddy just got the new jumbo watercolor set for Christmas in part of a Toy Story activity kit and was very excited to use it. Both kids jumped right in and started painting.
After they finished one I would take it to our stove to dry (sorry I didn’t realize how dirty it was until I looked at the picture!! uh oh – time to get cleaning) and get them a new one if they wanted. Buddy finished two while Boo Boo made four, and I couldn’t resist so I made one as well.
I couldn’t help but share a picture of the pups as they lounged in front of the pellet stove on our -12 degree morning (disclaimer it was probably around 2 or 3 degrees at the time the photo was taken).
As they are a lightweight material they dry fairly quickly.
After drying I folded them in half.
After folding in half I cut out a heart shape. I repeated this process until I had made hearts from all of the painted coffee filters.
After cutting I took them to the desired window. I cut a small piece of tape and taped them from the top of the heart. Viola – homemade sun catchers in under an hour (probably closer to thirty minutes!).