Heart Collage Activity

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Updated on Jan 9, 2014

A heart collage is the perfect Valentine's Day art project for your young artist. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little one by coming up with a unique creation: a shape collage filled with fuzzy, furry, smooth and rough textures. Your child will embark on a texture scavenger hunt and then use his findings to create a vibrant heart-shaped masterpiece! This fun project will familiarize your child with basic math concepts such as shape and the relationship of parts to a whole. Additionally, this project provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to explores his senses. Make a heart collage this February with your child.

What You Need:

  • Variety of textured materials (construction paper, gift wrap, tissue paper, craft foam, fabric, felt, foil, cardboard, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Clear drying, non-toxic school glue
  • Card stock or other sturdy paper
  • Markers
  • Glitter (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to draw hearts in a variety of sizes onto the textured materials. If she needs help, consider making a heart template to stencil or trace. Try making different sizes and thicknesses of hearts.
  2. Help your child cut these out.
  3. Ask him to glue the hearts onto a piece of cardstock (or other thick paper). Encourage your child to overlap the variety of textures and turn the heart shapes at different angles to create an interesting appearance.
  4. Invite him to draw lines and squiggles of glue. Then, sprinkle glitter onto the glue foundation. Shake the excess glitter into a container or trash can.

Encourage your child to add more textured materials as he comes across them. Old Valentine's Day cards make a fun material for this project!

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