Tissue Paper Valentine Heart

Tissue Paper Valentine Heart

I can't say I've ever been one to decorate for Valentine's Day, but this year my son asked if we could. He's such a love bug!

3 - 7
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. tissue paper
  2. contact paper
  3. scissors
  1. Kids can easily make colorful, textured window decorations by sticking tissue paper scraps onto contact paper. Ah, the simplicity of two ingredients (for the purposes of my revelry, scissors don't count as an ingredient).

  2. If your kid is skilled with scissors, they can have at cutting up the tissue. I ended up jumping in too since my son was ready to move on after a few minutes. If you're willing to do all the cutting, this is a great craft for toddlers.

  3. We cut up a few sheets of tissue paper in reds, pinks, and white. We kind of cut up more than what we actually needed. The large pile of paper scraps created a fun sensory play moment for my son, and he started throwing the pieces in the air like confetti, claiming we were having a Valentine party. Very cute, but to curb the mess, I quickly got a piece of contact paper in front him!

  4. While sticking the tissue paper to the contact paper, he was more into a complete coverage strategy rather than trying to make any particular pattern.

  5. Last, we cut heart shapes and used a small piece of tape to attach them to the window (a tape circle pulls easily off the window). You could also call this a stained-glass heart.

  6. The hearts appeared luminous and puffy. My son suggested we make some small hearts the same way as Valentine cards for his preschool. I'm thinking a construction paper border would be a nice touch. What are you making for Valentine's Day with your love bug?