We tent to get a bit crafty around here on a Saturday morning, and one of our recent projects turned into an It’s Raining Hearts Valentine’s Day Craft for kids. It’s funny how things evolve once you’ve broken out the colored paper and glue sticks. I’m always amazed what my kids come up with.
In this case we were inspired by all of the cold rain coming down outside. Instead of focusing on that, we wanted sunshine, and pink heart rain.
We started by cutting out a sun from yellow paper. As it turns out, suns are tricky to cut out. We found that the best way to do it was to draw our sun first, and then cut around the lines.
Next we cut out our cloud. Some of the kids wanted blue clouds, and some wanted white. We had a variety of both by the end of the morning.
The hearts for this craft are so cute and tiny. we folded over a sheet of hot pink paper to give us about 3/4 inch of width. Then we cut out half hearts along the fold, all the way up the sheet of paper. The hearts ended up being about 1 inch x 1 inch once the half hearts were unfolded. (If you are doing this with a large group of little kids, you may want to use a heart cutting tool to save you time.)
Using a glue stick we wiped a strip of glue down the back of each heart. Then we lined them up in rows in a pattern we liked. We took a single strand of embroidery floss and laid it along the back of the hearts right down the glued backs.
Then we glued our heart strands onto the back of the cloud. The sun went up next onto the top of our cloud. You could put it in front or glue it peeking out from the back of your cloud.
We loved our little raining hearts clouds. They turned out so cute, and the kids couldn’t wait to display them on the fridge.
If you need a cute craft for February, try out this cute It’s Raining Hearts Valentine’s Day craft for kids. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.