All you need is:
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.
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