Sunday, January 11, 2015

Confetti, Beads and Button Hearts


At the end of Valentine Season last year I picked up these cut out hearts from Target. They were in their clearance section for .88 cents, score!!


I taped down some contact paper to the table (sticky side up), put the heart cut out on top and let my daughter create away.  We had some confetti on hand, some teeny tiny jewelry beads and buttons that we used to decorate with.


Adding the confetti to the contact paper


The jewelry beads were so tiny that I added them to an empty sprinkles container and let her shake away

aren't these beads pretty?

decorating the button heart

My 4 year old really enjoyed making these hearts.  This was a craft in which I could do other things around the kitchen while she crafted away.  There was no right or wrong way to create with these hearts and other than running the vacuum to pick up some confetti there was no mess to deal with!

We decided to hang our hearts to our back door by using double sided tape.

Bead Heart (my favorite and looks so pretty when the sun shines through it)

 Confetti Heart!

Button Face Heart!

Here's how to make your own hearts:

Supplies:
Painters tape
Contact Paper
Heart Templates 
Construction Paper (if you do not have heart templates like the ones I had from Target)
buttons
beads
confetti
foam (or anything else to decorate your hearts with)
double sided tape (if hanging on a glass door like ours)
Scissors
  • Start off by using painters tape to tape the contact paper to the table (sticky side up) This will help keep your contact paper from moving around. You could also use the double sided tape for this part.
  • Add the heart cut out to the contact paper 
  • Let your child start decorating
  • Once decorated add another piece of contact paper to the top of the decorated heart (sticky side down)
  • Using your scissors cut any excess contact paper off.
  •  Now you're ready to hang!

(Note: for the Confetti heart I used construction paper and not the Target templates.  Simply fold a piece of paper in half, cut out your heart and then cut out the inside of the heart to use as the frame.)




  











18 comments:

  1. Don't get mad but the confetti heart is my favorite. Do you mind if I add this to a round up if I do one this time? This is perfect and what my readers love.

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    1. I would love that, thank you Natasha! xo

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  2. These really are lovely Susen. I will have to try these with my daughter. Thanks for the great idea.

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    1. We had alot of fun with them! I hope your daughter enjoys it too :)

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  3. Yes, my 4 and 5 year old would love to do this. Totally pinning and think I may give this a whirl this upcoming weekend, which is a long one with them being off next Monday for Martin Luther King Day. Thanks :)

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    1. That's great, Janine! If you do it I would love to see how they turned out! Some crafts are hit while others not so much - this one was one of the hits! I hope your kids have as much fun creating with this one as mine did :)

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  5. My daughter would love this #pinitparty

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    1. My daughter had alot of fun with this one too, Otilia! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Adorable! Pinned to my valentine's board!

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    1. Glad you like it, Kate! Thanks for pinning and sharing your comment :)

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  7. This is great! We will be doing it for sure! Pinned.

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    1. Thanks for pinning, Tiffiny! This was a fun craft for us.

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  8. Loving this! You're going to be featured on Good Tips Tuesday!!! :)

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    1. Thank you Marlene! Excited to be featured at a fun link up like Good Tips Tuesday!

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  9. These turned out great!
    A very lovely way to decorate with the kids for valentine's day!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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    1. My daughter had so much fun with these and they are so pretty to look at!

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