The Monday before Valentine's Day, I cut out a bunch of hearts and set them out on the table with paint and glitter glue. Lucy had a blast painting them but we were left with a ton of heart cutouts. I don't like wasting materials so I tucked them away for another day. We finally got them out again and Voila, toddler created "stained glass" hearts for our windows using materials we already had in our craft closet!
Here's the results of her heart painting projet, aren't they pretty?
I had to do a little more work with the materials than I would typically do for an open ended art activityv but I think that's ok sometimes. Once I did the work, I let her explore the materials on her own.
First, I got the contact paper out of the craft closet and sandwiched it between two of the construction paper pieces left over from Monday.
I attached the contact paper to the top piece of construction paper (sticky side up) then glitter glued the bottom piece of construction paper to the top piece.
We are left with a sticky heart for Lu to decorate with small pieces of tissue paper and it didn't take her long to figure out what she wanted to do with them. She even added a valentine's day bandaid to one of them! lol.
Instead of sealing it up with an additional piece of contact paper, I just stuck it right to the window and secured the edges the washi tape.
The window looks pretty and Lucy is really proud of her art! She climbs up on the couch to admire them a few times a day.
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Construction paper I love Tru-Ray colors and texture! I cut it in half for this project (you might notice the lines aren't that straight!)
Pre cut tissue paper I cut it into even smaller pieces but this saves you a ton of work! And you get so many colors at once!
glitter glue Just because it's fun! :)