Tissue Paper Suncatchers

January 28, 2021

Plan a “crafternoon” and learn how to make these Tissue Paper Suncatchers with colorful tissue paper and mod podge. Reminiscent of stained glass, this easy Valentine’s Day craft for kids is perfect for an open afternoon or weekend project. Read on for the full how-to tutorial.

How-To Make Tissue Paper Suncatchers

I have kids who are currently obsessed with art projects. I’m constantly looking for new EASY projects for us to tackle at home and they are constantly taping all of their projects up around our house. I love it!

These Tissue Paper Suncatchers are super easy for kids to create in just a few simple steps. The look so beautiful as the sunlight pours in during the afternoons. And, with just a few shape and color adjustments, they can become DIY Decor for any holiday or occasion!

Suncatcher Supplies

For this project, you’ll need the following:

  • Tissue paper (Here is a pre-cut option from Amazon!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam paint brush
  • Sheet protectors
  • Scissors for an adult and kids (I found that my kids needed just a bit of guidance on this one, so I crafted alongside them)


1. Gather your supplies then start by cutting small squares of tissue paper. Aim for 1 inch x 1 inch, but it really doesn’t matter.

2. After you have some decent piles of squares, carefully spread an even layer of Mod Podge over the plastic sheet protector. I did this for my 4 year old, but my 8 year old handled this fine on his own.

3. Press the tissue paper squares into the Mod Podge until the whole sheet is covered. Then use the foam brush to découpage or paint a second layer on top of the tissue paper squares directly onto the plastic. We found that “blotting” the second layer was the best technique.

4. Let the sheet dry completely. Once dried, fold your sheet protector in half and cut a half heart shape to then unfold a full heart. Alternatively you can trace hearts and cut them out individually, but we found the folding method to be easiest for my kids.

I taped our suncatchers to our windows and they make me so happy!

Happy crafting!

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