Mini Monets and Mommies: Glitter Valentine's Day Heart Resist

Friday, January 30, 2015

Glitter Valentine's Day Heart Resist

What kid doesn’t love glitter? And when it comes to Valentine’s Day crafts for children, do you think back to those sparkle-covered homemade cards from your own youth? I do! Ah, the sheer joy in tossing glitter about – hoping it would land in the glue, but not really caring if it did (because you weren’t the one doing the after-art cleaning).
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So, you have to do the cleaning now. But, should that stop you from breaking out the sparkly stuff? This super-easy Valentine’s Day art activity is a project that also doubles as a cute card. Leave the glitter heart resist as is or fold the paper in half and deliver it to grandma, grandpa or any special friend!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Card stock paper

·        Glitter

·        Clear-drying school glue

·        Scissors

·        A marker or crayon

·        A paintbrush

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Fold a piece of paper in half, book style.

2.     Draw half of a heart, starting at the fold (this is a great opportunity to teach your child a math lesson).
 
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3.     Cut the heart out and open it.
 
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4.     Press the heart down onto another piece of paper.
 
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5.     Paint a layer of glue over the heart (holding it down), extending a few inches from the edges. You can help your child by holding the heart for her as she paints. Squeeze a quarter-sized dollop of glue onto the paper, and then have her spread it out.
 
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6.     Sprinkle the glitter over the glue. Continue to hold down the heart.
 
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7.     Pull the heart off of the paper to reveal the glitter resist.
 
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Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day activities?

Try a:

Math crafts
 


Gift art

Heart art
And

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2 comments:

  1. I'm not brave enough to try a glitter project with my toddler (yet), but this is cute, so I'm pinning it for later!

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    1. Thanks! Glitter will get everywhere. Even my 13-year-old still gets it all over the place.

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