Craft time is one of my favorites! This week while nannying, Emma (age 8) and I painted hearts to decorate for Valentine’s Day. I created some symmetry hearts last year for my mom’s class. She had her students decorate them last week, and I thought it would be fun to make them after Emma’s math lesson. My mom’s students cut out their hearts after painting them and then glued them back to back onto a ribbon to make a hanging display.
Emma didn’t have any ribbon in her craft box, but I did find a big pack of pipe cleaners! I started playing with the little hearts and the gel pens while Emma painted the big hearts. Then as I taped the hearts onto the pipe cleaners I started bending them, and it turned into this!
What you’ll need to make this:
- Hearts: draw and cut your own, or use the ones I made. You can find them here. They are symmetry hearts. So it is a lesson in symmetry and a craft at the same time!
- Paints or pens to decorate
- Pipe Cleaners
- Small cup, can, or jar to display your art. The one I used was from the dollar store.
Once you have everything, they are easy and fun to make!
Just color tiny hearts, cut them out, tape them to the pipe cleaners, bending them how ever you want!
Hope you have fun!
Happy Valentine’s Day!