Friday, January 20, 2012

Paint Chip Valentine Cards

A few days ago we created Paint Chip Valentine's!!! (I have a thing for Paint Chip Projects if you haven't noticed yet!) We've been getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day by putting up our Heart decorations and by making Snowy Hearts.  C was super excited to get our Valentine making underway since we just took down our X-mas decorations last week.  To create the hearts on our cards we used a mixture of construction paper and paint chips (paint samples).  We began by cutting a zillion hearts!  We folded our papers and I drew a half of a heart so that my daughter could easily cut them out by herself.

We glued the cut out hearts on our blank cards.  I happened to have some red, purple, and white blank cards, but you could use folded construction paper too.  I talked about overlapping and arrangement of the hearts  before actually gluing.  C seemed to grasp the concept most of the time.

Here are some of our finished cards. I love how they look!!!

The next day we added some Metallic Markers to our Valentines for an extra special touch! We used these metallic markers on our Spin Art Valentine's from last year too.

Stay Tuned for more Heart and Valentine related posts!

What kinds of Heart/Valentine projects have you and your children been working on?
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  1. This is so pretty! We haven't started with our Valentine crafting at all yet :)

  2. Those cards look awesome! What a wonderful, personal (and recycled!) way to make Valentines. :)

  3. Awesome post, thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  4. These cards look so pretty!! Love the use of metallic markers, need to try them:)

  5. Lovely cards :-) I have a funny question: I've seen - and love - all the paint chip art around the blogosphere, but how in the heck do people get their hands on the massive quantities for their projects?? I feel like if I went into Home Depot and swiped a couple 50, it'd be like stealing. Is that what I'm supposed to be doing? If everyone else is ... :-)