Heart crafts abound when it February comes around.
This week the kids and I talked about the things we love: family, friends, favorite hobbies…
Then we incorporated all those things into this heart collage craft.
It’s perfect as a kids Valentine’s Day craft or as a craft to learn about each other.
This things I love craft is fun for crafting with kids of a variety of ages.
They are perfect for displaying at home or in the classroom.
Love all things hearts? Check out these 50+ Heart Crafts for more Valentine’s Day ideas.
Heart Collage Craft
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- Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Black Permanent Marker
- Markers or Crayons
- Stickers and/or Magazines to Cut From
Start by cutting out large hearts from construction paper. We used scrap-booking scissors to cut our heart shapes so the hearts have fancy edges.
Then use a black permanent marker to divide each heart into sections. I used a ruler and made nice straight lines to divide our hearts into lots of sections.
For younger children you may want to make fewer sections. Older children can divide the heart on their own in as many spaces as they’d like.
After that, it is time to get crafty!
Have your child decorate each section of the heart with something they love.
They can use stickers, markers, or pictures from magazines.
Older kids may chose to write words in some of the spaces.
Each heart is a beautiful reflection of the individual who creates it.
Things I Love Heart
For her collage of things I like, my daughter included family, cats and dogs, writing, flowers….
And my son drew a scene of us taking a walk together, a campfire, and a pencil for drawing.
You may want to write the year on the back of the heart collage and keep them to look back on when your child is older.
This Things I Love Craft is a fun heart craft to do with a variety of ages.
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- What Makes Me Special Craft
- Paper Heart Penguin
- Rainbow Heart Garland
- Awesome Valentine’s Day Ideas for Boys
Originally published January 19, 2015.
This is such a great idea! I will bring this up at my next pre-k teaching day to possibly do this with our kids!
I hope they have as much fun with it as we did! (keep in mind the younger the kids you have, the fewer spots you probably want to have them fill in on the heart.)
Cute! Because you used construction paper (it looks that way anyway) be sure to laminate them to preserve the colors! Laminating will also make them more durable for using in decorations for years to come.
I do tend to keep my favorite homemade decorations…and this one will probably be one I keep since it shows what they love at this time of their lives. Great idea to laminate it!
susen @Dabbling Momma says
these hearts are so cute! Good idea to section the heart off!
I had been wanting to do some type of collage with the kids, and decided to mix it with our Valentine’s crafting. 😉
I just love this idea. It’s so great for the kids to use their imagination and create their own hearts filled with their own idea. Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us today on our Facebook share day.
maryanne @ mama smiles says
So many fun ideas here!
I keep finding even more heart crafts that I wish I had seen before to add to the list! So many great ideas out there!
These are adorable! I love the idea of making them keepsakes!
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