Here’s a super creative Valentine’s Day craft and art project! This is so fun to make and display.
Kids will use a simple heart template to create collage hearts. The possibilities for this are endless! Use items from the craft store or from around your home or classroom.
My boys would never have gone for a craft like this, haha. But Janie and I had a blast making these heart collages! She’s 8 years old and loves fancy, sparkly crafts.
This is such an easy Valentine’s Day craft. Just print the heart template at the bottom of this post. Then gather supplies from your craft closet or the local craft store.
Supplies Needed for this Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Craft:
This supply list is SO flexible. You can truly use what you have!
- Card stock for printing the heart page. (See the link to print at the bottom of this post.)
- Watercolor paints
- Crayons, colored pencils, markers – your choice
- Tissue paper
- Sequins or jewels
- Valentine heart doilies
- Pom poms
- Craft glue – we used Elmer’s school glue and Tacky Glue
If you want to keep things simple, kids can totally just decorate this heart page with colored pencils or markers.
For gluing items, we used Tacky Glue except for the tissue paper heart, which we did with Elmer’s school glue (pva glue).
We found all kinds of fun Valentine crafting items from Hobby Lobby! They had a pack of fun gemstones and some Valentine hearts table scatter/sequins.
A big part of the fun with this activity is deciding what to do for each heart.
I cut a red heart doily into smaller pieces and glued them down to cover one heart. Then I added a border of gems around it.
Janie enjoyed doing some white crayon and watercolor resist. Just draw any pattern with white crayon and then paint over it with watercolors.
Then I showed her how to make a tissue paper heart! This was a staple craft of the 80’s. All 80’s kids knew how to do this!
First, cut tissue paper into small squares.
Grab a square and wrap it around the eraser end of a pencil. Then dip the tip of the pencil in glue. Just a little bit of glue is all you need.
Stick the pencil down on the paper. The tissue paper will stick to the paper, and you can pull the pencil back out. Then do it again!
I can’t decide which heart is my favorite! I think it’s the combination of colors and designs that makes the whole thing so fun.
Hang your completed heart collage art on the fridge or give it to a grandparent or friend!
If you do this activity with a class, these would make a fabulous bulletin board.
Ready to Print Your Heart Template? Click the link below. The file will open, and you can view or print from there.
CLICK HERE: Heart Collage Art Template
Need more Valentine’s Day craft ideas?
Use popsicle sticks and clothespins to make some adorable Airplane Valentines. The clothespin holds a little note! So cute.
Make some adorable Felt Heart Necklaces! Another option is that you can make them Heart People with pipe cleaner arms and legs instead of making them necklaces.