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Handprint Suncatcher

There’s nothing better than a homemade craft that doubles as a keepsake. We love this adorable handprint suncatcher craft. These handprint suncatchers are perfect for placing in your kitchen to brighten up the space (and hopefully mom and dad will smile too when they see them!).

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 Handprint Suncatcher Craft

Make these as a gift for a family member, for Mother’s Day or just as a fun spring or summer craft.

You will love seeing these cute handprints on your windows! And you can even just cut out a single handprint if you don’t want to do a double design.

Handprint Suncatchers Summer Craft

Supplies Needed

or you can use Printable Clear Sticker Paper – this is a bit more expensive, but a thicker more durable paper.

  • Scissors

Watch the Video Tutorial

Handprint Suncatcher Craft for Kids

Directions to Make a Handprint Suncatcher

1. Prepare the tissue paper.

Cut up small square pieces of tissue paper for the colors you want your suncatcher to be.

2. Get a piece of contact paper.

Now open one sheet of contact paper and place it on the table sticky side up. Ensure your sheet is large enough that when you fold it in half it will fit a handprint.

Alternatively, you can use a sheet of self-laminating paper. Just make sure the handprint will fit when folded over.

3. Add your tissue paper to fill the sheet.

Cut Tissue Papers

4. Add another sheet on top of the tissue paper.

Now take another sheet of contact paper and add it on top of your tissue paper.

Note – some people have noted that the  Contact Paper is not sticking to each other, to help with this make sure you press down really hard to stick it together when applying the paper. If you also leave some spaces in between the tissue paper this will let both sides stick together. Alternatively, you can use the printable clear sticker paper which is a bit more durable and sticks better.

5. Draw your handprint.

Fold the paper in half and draw your handprint. Place the hand so the thumb and index finger are along the folded part of the paper. This will create the “heart” look.

Suncatcher Fold and Cut
Cute Handprint Suncatcher Craft

6. Now cut out your handprint!

Make sure you keep the thumb and index finger connected to the folded part of the paper so that when you open up the suncatcher it’s still connected and forms the two hands together. For the thumb part you can make this a straight cut so that it looks more like a heart inside when unfolded (see below).

Handprint Suncatchers

And now you have your final suncatcher.

7. Add to your window.

Use some tape or double-sided tape to place it on your window.

DIY Suncatcher with Handprints

These just make us smile every time we see them on the window!

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3 comments on “Handprint Suncatcher”

  1. Linda Hamilton

    I am so excited about these. My grand and me 🙂 are gonna enjoy making these. happy happy happy

  2. Renee Bradberry

    These are so adorable and precious. Just love things like this. Awesome and beautiful.

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