I love using coffee filters when crafting with my kids. I especially love how fascinated they are when they add water paint to the coffee filter. A perfect opportunity to discuss why that happens. The craft focuses on science, math, fine and gross motor and as always creativity!
What you need:
Water color paint
A cup of water
Mod Podge- a water based sealer, glue, finish
2 paint brushes
Lets get started:
When you are finished painting fold the filters in half.
Cut a symmetrical heart shape from the folded filter. You can either eye it or use a marker to trace the shape.
Open the filter and you should have a heart. Now you can be creative about how you fold and cut shapes from the heart.
My daughter remembered how she cut up snowflakes and used the same technique. I demonstrated how to fold and cut small hearts and shapes without cutting too much. Do not discard the scrap cuttings.
Place the heart onto the center of the cardstock paper and spread the cuttings around it. If you have a thicker paint brush use that to spread the Mod Podge, and gently “paint” it over your heart. Be sure to cover the entire heart and any other cuttings. Think of it as sealing everything down on the paper. It is similar to liquid glue.
Let the paper dry for about 20 minutes and you will have a homemade Valentine.
More Valentine crafts to come…