So with Valentines day quickly approaching added to the fact that I have 4 little girls in my home means that on top of the regular amount of pink in my house, we are now bombarded with hearts too. I don’t mind too much. My husband, well, he puts up with it. The craft that we worked on earlier in the week will be sticking around for a while. So I guess that means he will have to put up with it for a while.
My girls have been in a room that has desperately needed some decoration. We have done posters from time to time but they never seem to last long. I was also wanting to do something a little more permanent so this is what we came up with.
This was a really easy craft and very hands on for my older two. I actually gave them each a canvas to work on and let them do whatever they wanted to on theirs. I did this one on my own. There is a perfectionist streak in me that I am working on but I can’t quite let it go. So we did one together too.
They loved the dragonfly punch so they went crazy punching them out. We worked on the yellow one together.
If you would like to give this a try it’s super easy and, this is my favorite part, cheap! I spent twenty dollars on a 5 pack of canvas and then I used things that I already had on hand. Here’s what you will need:
Paint and brushes
Paper Punches, whatever shapes you want.
Glue or pop dots
First you paint your canvas whatever color you like and allow plenty of time to dry. About twenty-four hours. Using the paint chips (which you can get for free if you go to the paint section of your local hardware store or Wal-mart and ask very nicely) punch a big pile of hearts. When my canvas was dry I placed the paper shapes where I wanted them to go and used pop dots to stick on the hearts. The pop dots added a nice bit of dimension. It makes the picture stand out a bit. That’s it. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
This is a great craft to do with your kids. What I loved about doing it was watching how the different personalities of my girls came through while we were crafting. My eight year old was very meticulous and took her time placing the pieces and my six year old just took piles of shapes and put them on piles of glue. I really had fun doing this craft, if you give it a try I would love to hear what you think. Do you have a favorite activity to do with your little ones?