love is in the air! and at our house, hearts are EVERYWHERE! so we wanted to share… N has been having fun cutting her own hearts out of all sorts of paper.
the other day she decorated several of them using creamy crayons, glitter glue, and markers.
they’re on the fridge now, along with a cute one she cut out and glued to another piece of paper to make it into a “heart-person holding heart balloons.”
on one of our all-time favorite blogs, the artful parent, we saw the idea of cutting and watercoloring hearts out of coffee filters. just like we made coffee filter snowflakes earlier this winter, we did the same with hearts. coffee filters are awesome – not only are they easy for kids to cut, but watercolors bleed across them and blend beautifully when painted.
N spent an entire afternoon making TONS of watercolored hearts.
we hung some up on our backdoor so that the light could filter through the colors.
we mod podged some of these hearts to blank cards to make valentines for our family members.
some of our favorite heART activities from years past are:
- cutting paper hearts (age 3)
- watercolor doily hearts (age 3)
- crayon hearts (age 3)
- clay heart garland (age 3)
- stamping with heart cookie cutters (age 3)
- painting valentines for mom to cut (age 2)
happy upcoming heart day! what are your favorite heART projects?