Welcome back to another wonderful 31 Days of Love Guest Post. Celebrating blogs from around the world and bringing you a fantastic selection of divers Valentines Day Ideas. Today’s idea is a fabulous Valentine Decorations AND great Valentine Craft Ideas for Preschoolers (though all ages will enjoy this) – a lovely Process Art Heart Wall hanging. We have many more heart ideas for you to browse from Valentine Day Treats, and Valentine Cards for Kids!
I’m Shannon from Oh Creative Day, an Australian teacher and mum of 2 kids under 3, with another bub due in March. I blog about our perfectly imperfect attempts at living a creative life. You can also follow our adventures on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Painting is one of our favourite creative pastimes around here. Artworks accumulate in our studio (Aka the laundry.) To try and save on paper, we often reuse an artwork and paint over the top of previous work. This helps to create textured, colourful layers.
Here is the process we undertook to create our Painted Heart Wall Hanging.
Process Art Heart Wall Hanging – You’ll need:
- Dried spaghetti
- Paint (we used acrylics)
- A stick
- Heavy card (like an old box)
- Decorative embellishments
Process Art Heart Wall Hanging – What we did:
We created our first painting using spaghetti paintbrushes! Simply grab a handful of dried spaghetti and wrap a rubber band about 2cms from the top.
Boil some water and dip your spaghetti into the water to soften the ends of your “paintbrush.”
Squirt some paint onto a tray and let the kids swirl their spaghetti onto the paper. Set this artwork aside to dry.
A few days later, we painted over the top of this artwork with our rolling pins wrapped in yarn.
You’ll be left with a variety of colourful artworks.
We painted our hanging stick and then wrapped it in yarn and glued on some pom poms and feathers.
Draw a love heart onto some heavy card. (We used a nappy box.) Cut your artworks into strips. (Ours were about 1cm in width.) Layer your strips across the heart. You may like to overlap the strips. Glue the strips down. Once covered, flip the cardboard heart over and trim any excess away.
Use a hole punch to punch a hole on each side of the heart. Thread some yarn through and secure with tape. Hang heart from stick. Done!
Check out these other Oh Creative Day crafts-
- Ice Cream Garland
- Tissue Paper Stars Inspired by Eric Carle
- Paper Beads Made Out of Old Picture Books
Though these wonderful Process Art Hearts are for all age groups, we have a particularly great Valentine Crafts for Preschooler selection for you to browse here today too!
If you fancy some great Valentine Cards for Kids ideas, take a look at these!