The kids and I just recently discovered how you can easily create the most amazing things with some simple watercolor paints, string, wooden beads and glitter. This gorgeous heart garland was made with a whole lot of love and is now proudly hanging in our living room for all to admire.
Little children making big glittery pink heart shaped art is one adorable thing no one can resist!
How to make this heart garland
For this sweet and simple little activity you only need a couple of items. Here’s what you’ll want to have handy (affiliate links):
You start by drawing a heart on a piece of paper. Once you’re happy with it, copy it onto your sturdy craft paper as many times as you can manage. Cut all of the hearts out and let the children stamp and paint them with watercolor paints. While the paint is still wet, add glitter. Let the hearts dry while you start stringing wooden beads onto a long piece of cotton string. Then attach the paper hearts to the string with tape, spreading them out nicely between the wooden beads.
There, all done! How easy was that??
Have a look at the images below to see how we got on ourselves:
For the love of a heart garland
As you can see from the image above, my kids went all out. They stamped and painted, added glitter and then added some more. They kept coming back to their work for days until my husband couldn’t take it any longer and we ran out of glitter.
After putting together our heart garland with our most beautiful hearts, the kids wrote (or scribbled) little notes on the back of our spare ones and handed them out to friends and teachers. They were so proud.
As far as art activities go, this is a success in my books. The activity was so simple that with a bit of preparation the kids could be completely self sufficient which left me with time to do other things. (Win!) They also adored their own creations and I could tell they had a real sense of pride and accomplishment.
Miss Glitter thrives on activities such as these, but Mister Three often struggles with art. To my surprise he engaged out of his own free will and managed to stay focused throughout the activity. He often loses interest fast so I was pretty excited to see this stamp, paint and glitter combo working so well for him. And when my son gives an activity the thumbs up, I know it most likely will be a huge hit in your home or classroom too.
Celebrating in style with heart garlands
Garlands like these are perfect for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner. But you could also make one for Mother or Father’s Day, Birthdays or any occasion really. Let me just say that no one ever got upset from getting a heart garland!
Whatever your next project is, have fun!
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