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)
Button Face Heart!
Here's how to make your own hearts:
Construction Paper (if you do not have heart templates like the ones I had from Target)
foam (or anything else to decorate your hearts with)
double sided tape (if hanging on a glass door like ours)
- 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.)