Heart Wands – Painted Paper Art

Well, I hope you are still enjoying all our Heart Crafts being shared with you during our 31 Days of Love guest special!!! As we have another lovely heart for you today: DIY Heart Wands – super arty, super lovely.  They make a nice addition to our  Valentine Decorations! Remember we have a great set of ideas grouped into  Valentine Craft Ideas for Preschoolers, Valentine Day Treats, and Valentine Cards for Kids too!

DIY Heart Wands Valentines Craft

This is the time of year that just makes me smile. All the beautiful shades of pinks, reds, and purples, the delightful hearts, and the irresistible sweet treats. I remember wishing for just that special Valentine from a special friend.

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Guess what! You don’t have to wait anymore. Why not create a magical heart wand to sprinkle love and kindness, and grant those special Valentine wishes. I have done this project with kids of all ages and they just love it. I create these delightful wands two different ways.

DIY Heart Wands – Supplies you will need are:

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  • 5 x 5 inch thin cardboard
  • Tempera paints: red, pink, purple and white
  • Tacky glue or glue with stronger adhesive
  • Ribbons, glitter, sequins, garland
  • Pencils
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wooden sticks (dowel rod)
  • Crayola’s Model Magic or air dry clay.
  • Scissors

DIY Heart Wands – Let’s start creating:

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Clay Heart Wand

Create a heart shape out of air dry clay (Model Magic). Take a wooden stick (dowel rod) and pierce into the bottom of the heart. Let dry. Paint the heart on both sides using tempera paint. Lightly apply glitter paint for added sparkle and let dry.

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Cardboard Heart Wand

With pencil, draw a large heart on the 5 x 5 inch cardboard. Use a paintbrush to apply tempera paints inside the heart. I suggest mixing colors inside the heart. Don’t be afraid to show various brushstrokes. As an option, lightly brush glitter paint on the top to add a touch of sparkle. Let dry.

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Once the paint on the cardboard heart is dried, cut out the heart with scissors and glue a wooden stick or (dowel rod) onto the back using craft glue.

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Next, add ribbons, sequins, and garland on to the wand. Many ribbons can be easily tied on.

Affix sequins with heavy craft glue or tacky glue.

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Then let the fun begin! Cast fun and delightful wishes upon friends and family! Want to see more Valentine’s Day art projects?

Laura Lohmann is the author of the blog Painted Paper Art.com . She has been teaching for over 20 years in the Ohio and loves creating colorful, fun art with children.

Aren’t these heart wands simply adorable? If you are looking for more heart DIYs, we have a HUGE list of heart crafts for you to browse.. welcome to our 101 Heart Craft round up – suitable for all occasions, but especially for Valentine’s Day!!!


There are also many more wonderful Valentines Decorating Ideas for kids to make here!

Valentines Decorations - so many different ideas - something for everyone...

Enjoy!! And happy Heart Wand Making!

DIY Heart Wands Valentines