I'm excited to announce that I am part of Elmer's "Crafty Mamas" Blogger Crew this year and am going to be sharing lots of seasonal project ideas using Elmer's products that you can create with the kids. Today's project is our first one, just in time for Valentine's Day!
My daughter has been having a lot of fun getting our home ready for Valentine's Day this year. We had room on the wall for one more decoration, so I got out some supplies to create a sweet Valentine heart with tissue paper!!
Elmer's 8x10 Foam Board
X-ACTO Curve™ Knife
Elmer's School Glue
Red Tissue Paper
Pen or Pencil
Draw a heart on the foam board, or trace a stencil. You can create your own heart stencil by folding a paper in half, and drawing half of a heart on the paper fold. Cut on your line, then you'll have a heart! Trace around the paper heart on the foam board.
Carefully cut out the heart with the X-ACTO knife over a cutting board or cardboard box. The X-ACTO Curve™ Knife has a padded grip to help you control your cuts and is A LOT more comfortable on your fingers!
Once your foam board heart is cut out, get out the Elmer's glue, tissue paper, and scissors. Remove the tissue paper from the packaging and cut a bunch of 1-2 inch squares or rectangles. They don't have to be perfect, just similar in size. Cut out a bunch - more than you think you'll need. You don't want to run out while you're in the middle of the project!
"Scribble" the glue to cover about a 2 inch section of the heart, starting at the side. You can glue a larger section, but be careful not to let the glue dry before you get to it.
If you don't have a foam board or want to do this as a group activity, you could use a cardstock or construction paper instead. Then, use a glue stick for attaching the tissue paper squares for faster drying and minimizes any glue leaking through the paper.
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I am part of the Elmer's Crafty Mamas Blogger Crew and have received supplies and compensation, but the ideas and opinions are 100% my own.