We love doing a bit of Valentines Day crafting together and so my daughter and I made these easy mosaic heart crafts. She made these aged four so this makes them great heart crafts for preschoolers as it’s a fun way to practice scissor skills and they’d make a great decoration to go on front of a card too – which is exactly what my daughter decided to to afterwards!
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Mosaic Heart Materials:
Glitter card (optional)
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Easy Mosaic Heart Craft:
I’d recently implemented a ban on glitter in our house which is one of the least popular decisions I think I’ve ever made. For me, I know that it gets stuck to my kids hands and then as it gets washed off it will inevitably end up in our oceans. I love glitter but it had to go. For my daughter? Well she’s four and as much as she loves the sea and wildlife, glitter is EVERYTHING. Buying some glitter card* has been a halfway house for us as she gets to use sparkly stuff and I don’t have to worry about it going down my drain, needless to say she was super excited when I showed it to her.
To make your mosaic heart start by drawing a heart shape onto some card as a guideline and then cut your glitter card and construction paper* into little shapes, this is a good excuse to talk about different shapes too and we found squares, triangles, diamonds and rectangles. Using lots of different colours? You can discuss those with your child too!
Next cover your heart in glue stick* glue, I’d recommend this more than PVA for this craft as PVA is just too messy for little bits of paper and card. Stick the cut bits of paper and card onto your heart trying to leave a bit of room at the edge of each piece for a mosaic effect, this is good for fine motor skills too.
I always know when a craft has gone well by if my kids want to pose with it at the end so I think it’s safe to say this one was a winner!
Ways To Adapt This Craft:
Instead of using glitter paper or card you could use coloured paper cut from a magazine – keep an eye out for pages with pinks and reds.
Younger kids can use bigger shaped mosaic pieces while older kids can work with smaller pieces.
More Heart Projects for Preschoolers:
Heart projects and heart crafts are the perfect way for preschoolers to create easy Valentines crafts. Which of these will you try with your child?
We’ve shared six ideas for Valentines tree crafts plus you can use our free tree trunk printable to make preparing this craft that little bit easier!
This foil painted Valentines activity was a big hit at our house and would be good for the front of a Valentines card too.
Want more Valentines Day activities for preschoolers? Check out our round up with over 60 fun ideas.