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 Things I Love Craft.
It’s perfect as a kids Valentine’s Day craft or as a craft to learn about each other.
This simple craft is perfect for crafting with kids of a variety of ages. And they look great hanging on the doors in the house.
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Things I Love 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.
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
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Originally published January 19, 2015.