We love doing a bit of Valentines Day crafting together and so my daughter and I made this easy mosaic heart craft.
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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We love making Valentine’s Day crafts as it’s a really nice excuse to spend some time together talking about all the people we love while getting creative.
Making mosaic or collage hearts is also a really good way to use up any excess craft supplies that you have lying around, this is a perfect one for any scrap paper!
We made this heart craft for Valentines Day but it would be a great one to make for Mother’s Day too, Just glue it on the front of some premade cards for super simple DIY heart cards.
Mosaic Heart Materials:
Heart Mosaic Template
If you are making this heart craft with a few kids or if you’re not sure about drawing an outline you can grab our free heart template to make this mosaic with.
We have loads of free printable templates for painting and kids crafts so be sure to check some of those out too.
How Do You Make a Mosaic Craft For Kids?
Making a mosaic craft with your child is not only a fun activity but it can be a great way to develop their skills as well as of course their creativity.
All you need is some paper or card to make the mosaic itself with, some scissors, glue and something to glue your cut pieces of paper onto, as we’ve done with our heart.
Cutting out the shapes is a great way to practice simple scissor skills and you’ll need hand eye coordination to make the mosaic itself.
Ideally there should be a small gap in-between each piece of paper that you glue on but as usual this will depend on the age and abilities of your child.
Want to practice some maths? Why not count how many pieces you’ve stuck down or how many of each colour or to make it even easier count the sides on one of the shapes you cut out.
Easy 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 cardstock 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 school glue or 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.
- If you make a few of these sweet heart crafts you could string them together using yarn or bakers twine to make a garland.
More Heart Craft Ideas 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.
We also really enjoyed making these heart ornaments from white clay (you could also use salt dough) they make super sweet little decorations to hang up!