Magnetic Tissue Paper Hearts

A simple and quick little project that involves crumbling, smashing and gluing - which is sure to be a delight in any child's eyes.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Start by gathering your supplies. We used both kid scissors and adult scissors in this activity, because we both did some cutting.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Have your child squirt the glue into a small dish (V LOVES this part). Next, remove the paper from the magnet strip, exposing the sticky back, and place it on the backside of the heart cut out.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cut the tissue paper in strips and then cut it again, into smaller squares. Because she is just starting to learn how to use scissors, this part was done by both V and I.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Now onto the fun stuff! Start by crumbling up each tissue paper square, dip it in the glue, place it on your heart shape, and then smoosh it down.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Crumble, dip, place, smoosh, and repeat until the heart is covered in color!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    As you are repeating these above steps you can also fill in the extra glue spots by placing plain tissue crumbles to fill in the holes. Once completed, allow to dry for one hour. Admire your creation.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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