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Paper Heart decorations
We have long been fans of the paper garland and paper heart decorations just look lovely in a garland right? – any excuse to decorate the house once the obvious is over (we’re talking Christmas… you know us, we LOVE to decorate our home for the holidays!)
And with the internet being full of Valentine’s themed crafts at the moment, we couldn’t help sneak a peek at the fun crafts over on howaboutorange.blogspot.co.uk which is where we spotted these Paper Heart decorations – well, actually they use stiffened fabric but there’s more about that on their blog…
Our take on this is that it’s a great way to use up old offcuts of patterned papers, or indeed, taking out the red and pink colouring crayons and decorating paper before you actually follow the instructions here on how to construct these 3D hearts.
And you know how we love a two in one craft right? So we would definitely suggest creating your own patterned papers with the kids for that personal touch. Particularly if you have children of different ages and abilities…
A big swirly pattern with red crayons, pencils or paints would look amazing cut into heart shapes to create these paper heart decorations in a garland – what a fabulous idea!
Just let your child’s imagination and creativity run away with itself, take a paint brush and splatter paint, or maybe use a paper straw to blow red and pink paint around your paper, just make sure it doesn’t get too wet as soggy paper can crinkle a little when it dries – and the heavier the paper the better for the same reason, you need your hearts to hold their shape!
And what a fun activity for the classroom too – and a fab way to decorate for a Valentine’s party.
Let’s get started…. check out howaboutorange.blogspot.co.uk for the templates.