This was a simple yet fun Valentine’s heart craft I did with my kids. To do the craft, I prepared the following materials:
- A heart shape cut from construction paper
- A plain white sheet of paper
- An assortment of red, white, and pink embellishments including sequins, feathers, and pom poms
QBoy and XGirl love any opportunity to use glue, so the kids enthusiastically started off by gluing their hearts on to the white paper.
While they put the glue on their hearts, I realized there were lessons to be learned even in such a simple task as this. For example, I helped them to understand that they needed to put glue on all the parts of the heart, not just the bottom, in order for it to stick well to their papers.
And when they turned their hearts over to stick them to the paper, I showed them how to center the hearts on the paper and push down on the entire surface of the heart to make sure it was properly glued down.
Once the hearts were glued down, I had expected the kids to dive right in the embellishments, but they surprised me by wanting to use the markers instead.
Eventually a few pom poms and other embellishments were added.
The kids wanted to give their Valentine’s hearts away to their friends. They each ended up making two hearts to give to two friends. Here are the final products!
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More Valentine posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Valentine Montessori activities
- Valentine sensory bin
- Heart suncatcher
- Marbleized hearts
- Find the hearts Valentine’s sensory bin
- Books about Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Printables Pack
- Valentine Bingo
- Valentine I Spy game
- Valentine Do-a-Dot Printables