artsy-fartsy mama: Valentine Tissue Paper Heart

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart

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!

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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!!

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

Supplies:
Elmer's 8x10 Foam Board
X-ACTO Curve™ Knife
Elmer's School Glue
Red Tissue Paper
Scissors
Pen or Pencil

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

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!

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

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!

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

"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.

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

Crumple up one tissue paper square/rectangle, and press it down in the glue starting at the edge. Add each new piece right next to another piece of tissue paper so you don't have any empty spaces. If you happen to have an empty spot, just crumple up another piece and add it on! Add a drop of glue if necessary.

Valentine Tissue Paper Heart at artsyfartsymama.com #kidscraft #Valentine

Keep adding glue sections and tissue paper squares until the entire heart is covered. Then, I taped the edges of a sparkly gold ribbon to the back of the heart and hung it up on the wall. Or write on the back of the foam board with a marker to turn this into a unique Valentine!!

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.


16 comments:

  1. That turned out so well...a kiddo project that looks awesome when it's done! LC loves that scrunch and glue technique.

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  2. I've made something like this before and they are so fun! Great project!

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  3. LOVE this! I'm gonna try this with my little girl AND my special ed students - thanks for sharing!

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  4. How do you come up with these ideas?? I love that you can change the shape to match any holiday!

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  5. that's so cool. I'd never have thought to do that

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  6. I love easy projects like this that are so cute! I so need to do this with my daughter!

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  7. I remember doing this in the second grade! So fun!

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  8. I absolutely love this! I am going to make one with my daughter!

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  9. I love your heart! I remember making things with tissue paper like this when I was a kid. So fun!! Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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  10. What a cute heart!! I remember making these in school. So fun:) I will have to try with my B. I love the gold ribbon you added.

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  11. What a fun idea! I remember doing this kind of thing when I was a kid. I should let my kids try it out. I am sure Lillie would love it!

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  12. I love making things like this with my kids! What a great craft for little hands. :)

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  13. We made these in grade school - what a classic craft to revive now that my daughter is getting old enough! Thanks for the inspiration - I'm always inspired when I come by your blog!

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