A card or decoration
* Construction Paper (pink or red best)
* Glitter Glue (color is up to you)
* Festive stickers
* Rhinestones (optional)
* Crayons or markers (if you decide this is a card)
Recommended age: toddlers and older can do this although with very young kids you will need to cut for them and you might want to skip the glitter glue or help apply it.
Fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw half a heart shape along the fold. Cut out the heart shape along the line you've drawn.
Note: If you'd like to make another craft with the leftover paper, cut out two pieces of paper and click here for more information.
Unfold the heart that you've cut out.
If your child wants this to be a Valentine's Day card, have them decorate and write on the inside first.
When done with the inside, or if you simply want this to be a decoration, adorn the front of the heart with stickers and glitter glue. If you have rhinestones, you can place them on your heart stickers or in a variety of ways. We swirled the glitter glue on the paper but you can choose what design you'd prefer.
To swirl the glitter glue, apply a small blob onto the paper and then use the tip of the applicator to "draw" the shape. When the glitter runs out, apply another blob to the end and then spread it out again. Continue until your shape is finished. A preschooler can do this with some parental guidance, depending on the shape.
If you use a lot of glitter glue it can kind of warp the paper so you can either use a thicker paper or take the second cut-out heart (if you had cut a second heart) and glue it to the decorated heart.
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.