09 February 2016

Craft: Valentine's watercolour hearts

Over the school holidays the girls were looking for something crafty to make, so I came up with these gorgeous watercolour hearts for Valentine's Day.

All you need is:
Watercolour paints
Thick art paper

Optional: wire hanger, string, sticky tape, scissors

To create the hearts I first drew a heart on a piece of cardboard, which I used as a template and traced around it on the cardboard so I could a bunch of hearts all the same size.

Then the girls created some sweet designs painted with their favourite watercolour paints, creating beautiful colour combinations and patterns, then cut the hearts out when they were dry.

They had different thoughts to how they wanted to use their hearts. Cherub wanted to create a bunting that we could hang in the lounge room so we could all enjoy it. And helped pick the order of the colours she wanted stuck on the string, using a little sticky tape to attach them.

Popette thought a mobile would look nice. So we found an old wire hanger and covered the metal in different coloured crepe paper, then cut varied lengths of crepe paper before adding the hearts in a diagonal pattern.

Cherub's bunting

Popette's mobile

Both look wonderful hanging in our lounge room.

Other ideas for the hearts: Stick them on a hand drawn Valentines card, create a collage, or just keep them painted on the paper as a piece of art!

Suitable age group: 3+ yrs
Estimated setup time: 5 mins
Messiness factor: low-medium


  1. Such a good idea. Watercolour always works well for young ones!!

    1. Thanks Deb, the girls love painting and I find watercolours so much easier than pulling out all the paints :)

  2. Cute! We never really do much for Valentine's Day. I kind of forget about it.

    1. Thanks Jess. We don't really celebrate Valentine's either, Hubby gets annoyed at the whole commercialisation of it....this year I got a new car battery, hahahaha.


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