Make beautiful heart shapes sun catchers using wire coat hangers and tissue paper! A simple up-cycling craft that’s great for little fingers with a lovely result too.
I have been looking at our wire coat hangers for a while and keep thinking there must be a way to up-cycle them into an art or craft activity! If you pull them down in the middle at the bottom into a sharp point, then bend the two sides up and out into rounded corners, it makes a simple heart shape, ready for decorating and hanging up on display!
For this sun-catcher activity the materials we used were really simple, just glue sticks and wide strips of brightly coloured tissue paper.
I demonstrated one way that we could get they issue paper to wrap around the wire heart by folding two ends over and sticking them onto the main strip again with glue.
They continued wrapping around the wires hearts until all the gaps were filled up and covered over, then made sure to seal down any loose flaps. They would also look lovely covered in glitter or sealed with a coat of white glue to make them harden.
What they are learning as they play:
creativity: layering, colour mixing, sculpture making
physical: tearing using two hands, wrapping, sticking
Browse the Arts and Crafts Activities archives for plenty of ideas to keep you busy!