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Glitter Hearts

Early Years and Primary Craft Project
By Sian Johnston


You will need:


1. Cover the polystyrene heart in PVA.

2. Sprinkle red glitter all over the heart. A good way to do this is to have your glitter in a box and spoon the glitter over the heart. Leave to dry.

3. Cut a tinsel pipe cleaner into quarters. Make a hoop with a small piece of pipe cleaner and stick it into the dimple at the top of the heart.

4. Thread through some fancy string. Thread on a tag with personalised message on. Tie your string. This can be hung from a door knob or you could make a ‘love tree’ and hang your hearts from that.

For the ‘I love you this much’ figure:

Follow steps 1 and 2.
Stick in the tinsel pipe cleaners and bend appropriately to make the legs and arms. Glue a tag to one hand, with ‘I love you’ written on it.
Cut out a mouth from pink card and stick this on with the wiggly eyes. This figure sits nicely on the edge of a shelf.

This project gives children opportunity to practise:

Using glue on a 3D object
Controlling glitter
Placing items with precision
Following instructions

Learn About:

Valentines and gift giving


Discussion Topics:

How to demonstrate love
Who the children love
Different types of love