Clay Heart Ornaments

I’ve been wanting to make some clay heart ornaments with my son for ages so when we had a miserable grey day the other week I took this as my opportunity to make some! These would make great Valentines Day or Christmas ornaments or are just nice to have around the house because, hey, you all love each other!

Clay heart ornaments Valentines day crafts for preschoolers*Contains affiliate links*

Materials:

Air drying clay (we used this)

Heart shaped cookie cutter

Red glitter

Pencil

Mod Podge

Paintbrush

Bakers twine

How to make your clay heart ornaments:

Firstly we rolled out the clay together until it was a few millimeters thick. We used air drying clay as I know from experience that kids can get bored if there are too many processes so buying the clay meant I didn’t have to worry about it not getting finished!

My son pushed the heart shaped cookie cutter into the clay and with a bit of help we then took all the heart shapes out. The edges can look a bit raw so you might want to smooth these out with your fingers. Using your pencil make a little hole at the top that you can tie your bakes twine through later.

We then spread Mod Podge over the hearts where we wanted our glitter to go and added a lot of red glitter on top of these. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that kids will always add ALL the glitter!

The ornaments took a day or so to dry and then I added an additional layer of Mod Podge on to them, this sealed them and stopped the glitter all falling off, it also dried really quickly. I then threaded some bakers twine through them and they were ready to go!

clay heart ornaments activity for valentines day

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7 Comments

  1. 5th January 2015 / 9:45 am

    Yes to adding all the glitter! I ration it now 🙂 Your hearts are lovely and could be used in many different ways

  2. 6th January 2015 / 7:09 pm

    so beautiful! great for valentine day!

  3. 6th January 2015 / 7:20 pm

    These are beautiful, they would make great Valentine’s Day gifts for a child’s classmates.

  4. 10th January 2015 / 7:02 am

    Great craft Kate! I would also add the children names on them too! Check out my blog next monday as your post is one of the featured ones!

  5. 10th January 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Lovely crat – thanks so much for sharing…perfect timing of course too – now we are moving on from Xmas into Valentines. Cheers for posting in the Parenting Pin it Party.

  6. 12th January 2015 / 1:47 pm

    What a lovely little idea for Valentines, have repinned @more4mums – visiting from the pin it party x

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