Painted Heart Paper Craft ~ Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids


Grab some construction paper and let’s create a painted heart paper craft! This easy and fun Valentine’s Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

Painted Heart Paper Craft

I think it’s safe to say the Valentine’s Day is right up there with Christmas in my daughter’s eyes. I’m not sure if it’s the pinks and purples in all of our crafts or the hearts, but we start early and celebrate all the way through the 14th. This lovely painted heart paper craft is proudly hanging in our home already this year. We hope you enjoy this fun Valentine’s Day craft too!

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Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

Supplies for these paper hearts:

  • Painted Heart Template.
  • Cardstock. Colored or White.
  • Exacto Knife.
  • Hole Punch.
  • Painters Tape.
  • Tempra Paints.
  • Foam Brush.
  • Pallet.
  • A scrap of Cardboard.

How to create these easy homemade Valentines

Check out the step by step instructions for the painted heart paper craft.  Then see it all in action in the video below.

We used this technique once before to create Christmas trees. That was back when V was 3 years old! She enjoyed it just as much a year later. To get started print off both pages of your heart template. Protect your work surface with a piece of cardboard and have an adult use an Exacto knife to remove the rectangle shapes from your template.Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Use a hole punch in each of the circles on the template, you can let the little ones help with thisGrab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Tape the plain heart down to your work surface.Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Then place the cut template on top. Line up the heart shapes and secure with a few more pieces of tape.Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

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As we mention in our painting with toddlers tips, you should tape down your paint pallet as well. Pick out a couple of paint colors and start dabbing with a foam brush!Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

Watch the whole heart art process in action in the video below!

When the painting is finished remove your top template and allow the bottom heart to dry.Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Last, cut out the heart.
Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!Now you’re done! Each heart will be unique and completely adorable!Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

Pin this Valentine’s Day Craft to your favorite Pinterest board!Grab some construction paper and let's create a painted heart! This easy and fun Valentine's Day craft will make beautiful cards, festive decor, or just a fun afternoon project!

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