Today I’ve been doing a bit of Valentines Day crafting with my daughter and we made this cute mosaic heart craft. She’s currently four years old so this makes a good Valentines Day craft for preschool 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!
Mosaic heart craft materials:
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Glitter card (optional)
Let’s make it:
I’ve 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.
Start by drawing a heart 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.
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.
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! If you like this craft too make sure that you pin the image at the end of the post or bookmark this page so you don’t forget about it. Want more easy Valentines Day crafts for kids? We loved this newspaper heart craft, painting hearts with cotton wool and painting on foil hearts or you could always check out my super popular post on Valentines Day activities for toddlers for even more fun ideas.