Our daughter quite enjoyed this, making many, many hearts! ”I am like a heart factory!” This activity was featured on The Crafty Crow’s round-up of Valentine’s Day projects for preschoolers! Looking for other inspirations? Check them out! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2015/02/valentine-crafts-for-preschoolers.html Materials Paper Hearts Heart punch OR a pencil/eraser and scissors Cardstock Paint Craft tray Smock Small spoon (*Optional) Wreath Base Scissors Cardboard 2 plates, bowls or lids (one smaller than the other) Pencil/ eraser Craft glue Paint (*Optional) Paint brush Directions Wreath Base Have an adult cut a wreath base out of cardboard for you. You may want to use two sizes of a large lid or plate if you decide to make your wreath circular in shape. (With the larger lid for the outside circle and the smaller lid for the inside.) Flip the cardboard base over to a side that does not have text or printing. Paint the base if you like. Punch out your hearts from cardstock. (Or for older children, draw and cut them out, reflecting your personal style.) Fold your hearts in half as shown. Put little dots of paint on your hearts (depending on your paint bottles, a small spoon might be helpful for this) and fold your hearts in half again , assuring contact with both sides, “smooshing” the paint to the edges. Carefully open your hearts. (As our daughter would say, “What a beauty!”) Make many to create your wreath, a garland or hearts to glue to notes etc. (Or just to enjoy the process!) Allow to dry overnight. Glue your hearts onto your wreath base. Allow to dry overnight. Give to a friend, teacher, neighbour or hang on your door etc. Purpose Re-imagining items (re-cycling the cardboard) Identifying common symbols of various celebrations Experimenting with various painting techniques Safety Notes It is recommended that an adult cut the cardboard for the wreath base, as it can be tricky. Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces from glue and paint. Please like & share: 2 Responses Samantha February 20, 2015 I just made this. Mine turned out really good. I love this! Reply Bonnie Scorer February 20, 2015 Thank you for taking the time to write to us! That is our favourite part of having the site- reader responses. We would love to see it. Your feedback made my day. Sincerely, Bonnie- Reply Leave a Reply to Bonnie Scorer Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.