Stained Glass Hearts

Although I’m a big fan of making messy crafts, I realize that not every parents is. These Stained Glass Hearts are a perfect no-mess way to decorate your windows just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This craft is perfect for toddlers, and parents who think they are not crafty. With only 4 items needed – that you can get from a dollar store – you CAN do this, I promise.

Stained Glass Hearts

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Items Needed:

-Contact Paper
-Tissue Paper
-Scotch Tape
-Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut out 2 pieces of contact paper (front & back) for the size of heart you want to make. Ours was 12×12″.
  2. Cut out a few strips or squares of tissue paper. 1″ makes a nice square, but you can make it any small sizes of pieces that works for you. They don’t have to be equal, or perfect.
  3. Take the protective covering off of one of the pieces of your contact paper. Lay it sticky side up on the table, and tape it to the table by the corners.

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4. Let your child go to town putting pieces of multi-coloured tissue paper everywhere on the contact paper.

5. Place the other piece of contact paper on top and smooth out any air bubbles. (This layer you should have the still papered side facing up).

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6. Fold lightly in half and cut out a heart shape. Remove the paper backing and tape it to your window for a truly one of a kind sun catcher!

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Comments (50)

  • I love this idea for Valentine’s Day! Such a cute and creative way to bring some love to our home. Thanks for sharing!

    Rushell Tuggle
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  • This is so cute I would love to make it thank u

    Sohair
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  • What a super sweet craft idea. I loved doing this sort of craft when I was a kid. I am inspired now to do something like this with my kids this year!!!!

    salexis
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  • This is a really cute activity and a great chance to have some real fun with my little one. Thank you so much for sharing. I want to try this when she grows older!

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  • This is so beautiful and seems pretty easy to do.

    Laura Royal
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  • Love this! Going to make this with my daughter today! She loves making crafts!

    Angie Ash
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  • this a great idea for Valentine’s Day! looks easy to do, even for us not-too-crafty people!

    nicky
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    • Totally agree — even if you mess up the colors you can just cut it into another shape!

      Rachel
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  • I love stained glass, love old houses that have stained glass windows it adds so much beauty and character.

    ginette4
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  • My boys would love to make these! Great idea.

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  • What an awesome idea! I will be sure to make some of these with the grandchildren.

    Jennifer Ann Wilson
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  • Wow! I am going to try this in my classroom. Great independent activity.

    Jenny Pruett
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  • What a cool idea and they look so nice.

    nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham)
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  • So pretty!

    Luis
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  • Well I know what we’re doing this afternoon!

    Brandy
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  • Well that looks like a pretty Valentine’s craft to do! Great idea!

    Debbie S.
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  • awesome ideas

    Tina M
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  • I love this idea.

    Jessica C
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  • I love doing crafts with my youngest son or without, lol. This looks really cute for Valentine’s Day.

    stacey grantham
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  • This is such a fun idea!

    vsbwgi@hotmail.com
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  • I would actually make this.

    Kim O
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  • This looks like a fun craft idea for kids of all ages!

    Natalie
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  • In it to WIN it! Thank You!!!!!!

    Raymond Stone
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  • Very cute craft, looks like it would be fun for the kids to try out

    sarah hirsch
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  • I can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to do crafts with!

    Jaclyn Mercer
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  • Such a cute project. Plus it can be easily adapted for any holiday.

    Jodi Armstrong
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  • Super cute ideas!

    Kristin Henderson
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  • This is a perfect, quick & easy rainy day project for any day. You could do this with so many different shapes too. I think this would be a great way to reinforce letter & number recognition in younger kids as well.

    Michelle Johnson
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  • How cute this is and so easy, thank you for the idea.

    Debbie Moon
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  • good ideas.

    jeannine glen
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  • What a fun craft! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Or any other holiday for that matter, just by changing colors ands shapes!

    Stephanie O'Day
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  • Love these!!!

    Jennifer Whitman
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  • Very cute!

    Krystle Feathers
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  • What a cute idea! My daughter would love these!

    Andrea D
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  • I really wish that I had found out about this cute project before valentines day! this would have been perfect!

    JaimeeM
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  • This project is so versatile — can be done for any holiday or occasion!! Love this so much, thanks for sharing Holly!

    Rachel
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  • These are adorable & simple! I did them as a craft with my daughter’s class at their Valentine party, and it was a big hit! You could also change the shapes and colors for other holidays – stars for 4th of July, eggs or crosses for Easter…Such a cute idea!

    rachellew12@gmail.com
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  • cute 🙂

    lil_ragdoll@hotmail.com
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  • that is a really cute craft idea

    Melinda Jana
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  • Oh what a cute project. I could totally see my son having a blast with this. Though I think I would have to do blue squares as blue is his favorite color 🙂

    Melissa R.
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  • Nice and easy!

    Saba Aziz
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  • This looks so easy. What a fun and cute idea for Valentine’s Day!

    Dana Rodriguez
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  • Thank you for sharing!! Going to do this with my children!!

    Barbara
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  • my kids would love to do this & it looks pretty easy

    edithcombs@bellsouth.net
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  • that is so cute

    spring coleman
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  • What a wonderful way to add more magic to a child’s concept of Christmas (or other event as required)..simple but beautiful

    Ronald Gagnon
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  • So simple yet so fancy!

    Laura
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  • It is now on my list to do with my girls for fun and experiments! thank you for sharing this idea!

    Farangis
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  • Cute idea!

    Wendy Bramer
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  • What a super cute idea! My daughter would love to make this for Valentine’s as a gift for her grandma. Thanks for sharing!!!

    Gina Ferrell
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