Both my children enjoy making tissue paper shapes and then using the shapes to make pictures. We did this a lot over the Christmas period, they made some lovely winter tree pictures and my little girl also branched out and made some lovely heart pictures which we turned into cards. So I thought I would do a quick post showing how we made the cards as they would be great as a Valentine’s day craft for kids. They really are super easy to do and the end result is stunning. All you need is paper, glue, scissors some tissue paper and a template for the kids to trace around.
We started off by tracing some heart shape outlines onto some paper. I made the original heart template in cards so the kids could trace around it. My daughter also used a play dough heart shape to make some smaller ones.
Then the kids got the tissue paper out and started gluing the pieces down. It is better to apply the glue onto the paper and not directly onto the tissue paper. Also it is best to get the kids to stick the tissue paper over the edges as once they have finished they will cut around the outline.
While we where making the hearts my daughter and I talked about warm and cool colours so we decided to stick to making a heart with only warm colours or only cool colours. I really like the way this turned out.
My daughter choose the background colours for her cards. She tried the different hearts on different colours and then informed me that the warm hearts look best on a cool background and the cool hearts look best on a warm background. I love that she is starting to look at colours in that way.