Pretty Patterned Hearts

Create this handpainted heart garland just in time for Valentine's Day, using a simple list of supplies and a whole lot of creativity!

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your plain white sheets of paper, watercolor paints, and brushes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Paint a variety of patterns on your papers. Stripes, polka dots, circles, zig-zags, etc. Allow to dry.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    Once your pattern papers are dry, cut out heart shapes from them. They can be in a variety of shapes and sizes or all be the same. Hang your hearts from a length of string using clothespins to display.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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