Show off your #GreenHeart for Earth Day 2020

How to make a stained glass heart

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We’ll be displaying green hearts in our windows next to our key worker rainbows to show that we want a cleaner, greener future. You can join in with a simple heart cut out of green paper, or get more creative. We’ll be sharing some ideas for crafts in this blog, as well as other resources for families to get involved in campaigning from home this week.

30 minute+ activity, suitable for anyone able to safely wield scissors

You will need:

  • Card
  • Pencil
  • Green tissue or crepe paper in several shades
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Glue stick or other craft glue

Step 1

Fold your card in half and cut a half-heart shape.

Step 2

Open out your heart shape and draw a smaller heart a few centimetres inside it.

Step 3

Create your design. Draw sets of parallel lines at random inside the heart.

Top Tip: use a pencil so that you can rub out and make changes as you go, or download our template.

Step 4

Use sharp scissors or a craft knife to cut out your design.

Step 5

Cut sections of tissue paper to fit inside each of the holes you have created and glue them down.

Turn your heart over and admire your handiwork!

Let the light shine through your finished heart.

Don’t forget to add the #HopefulHeart and #EarthDay2020 hashtags and upload a photo of your artwork to twitter. Tag us in @PrestonAction.