With Valentines Day right around the corner, and the kids have been busy creating heart projects. These simple glitter tissue paper hearts were a huge hit. I we add glitter to anything it seems to be a hit;)
- A Cardboard Heart ~ We cut ours out of a cereal box.
- Tissue Paper ~ since the tissue paper will be crumpling it up, we recycled some from a recent birthday present.
- White Glue
- Red and white paint ~have them mix pink
Have your little one paint the cardboard heart with glue, and spread a sheet of crumpled tissue paper on top. Once the glue is dry, have them paint another layer of glue and add one more sheet of crumpled tissue paper. The wrinkles in the tissue paper will add texture and interest. Don’t worry if the tissue paper rips, it will be covered by paint.
Once everything is dry, fold over the edges of the tissue paper to the back of the heart and tape. Now its ready for paint. This is a great opportunity to have the kids work on mixing colors. The kids actually spent a ton of time mixing just the right shade.
While the paint is still wet, have them sprinkle it with glitter. This was their favorite step:) The wet paint will act like a glue for the glitter. I mentioned in a earlier post that we received a delightful package from CraftProjectIdeas.com that was packed full of craft supplies. One of the things in it was these wonderful glitter shakers. I love that they are the perfect size for little fingers to hold.
Simple quick and adorable.
Do you embrace the mess of glitter with your kids. I would love to hear your tips and tricks for cleaning up glitter. Does anyone else find glitter in the strangest places after a fun project like this?
For more Valentines Day inspiration, then check out my Be Mine Pinterest board.