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Last year, my kids attended a Valentine’s Day Party where they exchanged Valentines with the other kids. Instead of bringing traditional Valentine’s Day cards, they decided to make painted clay hearts to give to their friends instead.
For more Valentine art projects, see my Valentine Activities for Kids page.
To make our painted clay hearts, we started with our magic mud clay. I helped the kids pinch off small bits of clay to roll into balls.
Then we flattened our balls into round pancakes about 1/4 inch thick.
Then we used our fingers to pinch one end to create a point.
Then we used a toothpick to make a heart-shaped indentation at the top.
Then we left our clay hearts to dry overnight.
The next day we painted the hearts.
Here are some of the hearts that I made. (Okay, so some of these aren’t hearts, but they are still pretty!)
And here are some of the hearts the kids made.
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!
More Valentine’s Day learning resources
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
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