Getting crafty with cardboard, tissue paper and glue is the perfect way to spend a rainy winter’s afternoon. Having a theme often helps provide inspiration for crafts. With Valentine’s Day coming up, our craft activities have been all about hearts. This year we are part of the Tots100 #BostikBlogger family. We were sent a box of crafts from Craft Merrily to help us get creative. We used some of the contents of the box to make some pretty tissue paper hearts. This is a simple craft activity which is perfect for young children to do.
You will need:
- A sheet of cardboard
- Tissue paper in a couple of contrasting colours (we used pale pink and dark pink)
- PVA glue (we used Bostik White Glu)
- Scissors (optional)
1) Use the glue to “draw” a heart shape on the sheet of cardboard. Cut (or tear) the tissue paper into small pieces.
2) Stick the pieces of tissue paper on to the glue to create a heart shape. The tissue paper can either be placed flat on the glue or scrunched up into small balls.
My three-year-old preferred to place the tissue paper flat on the glue and added a couple of heart stickers to decorate her heart whereas my five-year-old decided to scrunch up her tissue paper. The scrunched tissue paper makes the heart shape clearer but both methods create a nice effect.
You could add a message inside the finished heart or decorate the picture with stickers. We made our heart on a sheet of flat A4 card but you could also fold the card and draw a smaller heart with the glue to create a Valentine’s card.
We were sent a box of craft materials from Craft Merrily as part of being a Tots100 #BostikBlogger