This Paper Plate Snail Heart Suncatcher Craft combines a few great things into one; hearts for Valentine’s Day, a fun snail craft made with paper plates, and a gorgeous suncatcher, too. It’s a beautiful Valentine’s Day craft that’s really fun, and we had a great time making them.
First and foremost, this Valentine’s Day craft makes use of two different sized paper plates. We used already colored dessert and dinner size plates, so there’s no painting and no mess. One less step to deal with, so that it’s all about putting together the snail and suncatcher.
Make a Valentine’s Day Snail Heart Suncatcher Craft
To make our Paper Plate Snail Heart Suncatcher Craft you will need dessert and dinner size paper plates in red and pink, tissue paper, clear contact paper, a black marker, small googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick. Also, a heart paper punch is suggested, but optional.
Paper Plate Snail Craft Supplies Needed
- Red dinner size paper plates
- Pink dessert size paper plates
- Tissue paper – rainbow colors
- Clear contact paper
- Googly eyes, small
- Black sharpie
- Black pen
- Glue stick
- Heart paper punch *optional
Snail Suncatcher Step by Step Instructions
Begin by drawing a heart on the back of a pink dessert size paper plate.
Have an adult carefully insert scissors into the plate and cut around the heart.
Use the heart cut out as a guide to cut two circles from the clear contact paper to fit. Stick one of the circles of clear contact paper to the front of the plate.
Now, cut a bunch of pieces of different colors of tissue paper.
Stick the tissue paper to the heart until full.
Then, stick the other circle of clear contact paper to the back of the plate.
Use a black marker to make a few simple designs, like dashed or wavy lines, around the heart and plate.
Next, cut a curved section from the red paper plate, like shown in the image.
Staple the pink plate to the red curved section, leaving a head in front and a bit of tail in the back.
Cut two strips from the remainder of the red plate. Also, use the heart paper punch to punch two hearts from the plate. You could also cut the hearts instead.
Then glue the hearts to the ends of the strips and glue in place behind the front of the red plate.
Finally, adhere googly eyes and use a black pen to draw a very simple mouth.
A fun craft that’s lovely in so many different ways!
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More Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
If you’re looking for some other eye-catching ideas you might want to check out our Coffee Filter Watercolor Heart Suncatchers, Suncatcher Heart Cards, this Jar of Hearts Card, our Paper Strip Heart Craft, and our Valentine’s Day CD Snail Craft. But be sure to check out all of our Valentine’s Day crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!