Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kid Craft: Mixed Media Hearts

I got the great idea of having my 4 year old daughter make 40 of these hearts for Valentine's Day. And when I say great, I really mean absurd because what 4 year old has the attention span to make 40 of these? For that matter, what adult has the patience to make 40 of these? Not me. That being said, it's still a craft worth sharing. It's a fun art project that gives a child complete creative freedom. To me, that's the best kind of kid craft.

Embellishments: beads, jewels, lace, stickers, or whatever you have around the house.

Cut out hearts. Place the glue out along with all the embellishments. Let them glue to their heart's desire.

Now, what to do with the 40 hearts that need to be decorated by tomorrow????

* Update: I shared in the comments what I did with the 40 hearts if you're curious.


Rima said...

Great idea. Do tell us how 40 of them go!

Ayie said...

i bet she'll enjoy doing that with mom!

ILikePaperCutting said...

40? wow! for her friends at school? My daughter is 4 too. Happy crafting.

gailp said...

I too had to finish quite a few Valentines for my 4-year-old...still better than buying a box!

kawaii crafter said...


Well, I decided to make them myself because we were running out of time. I stamped them and added some gold glue glitter to the hearts. They came out pretty good. I figure most of the parents will probably just throw them away anyways. It's kind of sad really.

And if anyone is wondering why I just didn't make the guitar Valentines. The answer is I didn't have time to get the lollipops at the store. Otherwise I would have made the same ones I made for her brother.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Alexander said...

Very sweet and pretty. :)

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