With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought it was about time to get cracking on some decorations. I am so in love with how beautifully and vibrantly these heart suncatchers turned out. They were very easy to prep and S had a great time designing each one (and had a clear color scheme for each, as usual).
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To start you'll need some large white basket Coffee Filters. They are great for crafts! I flattened out a handful of them and cut a variety of sizes of hearts out of them. S decided that fuschia, red, orange, yellow, and gold liquid watercolors were the most "Valentine-y", so I set her up with an ice cube tray (from the Dollar Tree) filled with some of each color. (If you don't have liquid watercolors, you could paint with traditional watercolors or use lightly watered down food coloring)
Using an eyedropper, she carefully added the colors to each heart. It was so pretty to see the colors swirling.
As each heart was deemed "done!", I would carefully pull it from the pool of watercolors and place it on a paper towel lined cookie tray to dry. I would then rinse the excess color from the bottom of the plastic tray (the top of a disposable turkey basting pan from the grocery store) so S could start with a fresh canvas each time.
Several hours later, the hearts were dry and ready to be put up in the window. Here are four I placed myself. Sooooo pretty.
S hung the rest of them. You can see a pattern on the left-most heart. The gold liquid watercolors dried in the pattern of the paper towel they were laid on. It almost makes them look like lace in those spots - a neat discovery!
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