Valentines Day Craft: Painted Paper Doilies




Paint paper heart-shaped doilies (available at craft stores) for a colorful and simple Valentine activity.
Place a piece of tape that has been formed into a circle on back of doilies and attach to paper. This will prevent your doilies from moving too much while painting.
Use water color paints.
Show younger children how to use gentle strokes. We call it "giving your paintbrush a bad hair day" when the kids scrub their brushes and the bristles go every which way. This ruins the brushes and makes it difficult for the kids to paint. We don't want that! So if I need to remind them I just say jokingly..."Oh no...bad hair day!!!" Lu always laughs and now she reminds Em not to give her brush a bad hair day.

Painted doilies can be glued to the front of homemade cards or taped to windows or walls as decorations. They would look lovely strung together!

Have fun crafting with your kids!

13 comments:

Amy said...

very nice as always.

jacque4u2c said...

Fantastic idea!!!!! They did a great job with this.

MaryAnne said...

lovely =)

Katie said...

Bad hair day is too funny, I am so going to have to remember that☺

Kristine said...

psychedelic hearts it looks almost tiedyed How groovy!

Elise said...

Such fun looking hearts. I like that they are so vibrant.

What a great way to remind children to gently use their paint brushes.

Sherry said...

how fun and colorful! On my to do list!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is SO pretty and colorful- I have to to do this! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

So pretty - I am surprised at how bright the colors turned out.

Marcy Fox said...

So pretty!

Phyllis said...

And there is the difference between little girls and little boys. If I told them the "bad hair day story,my boys would do it on purpose just so they could chant, "bad hair day" over and over again. :)
-Phyllis

Sharon said...

Oh watch out! I finally found some heart doiles today! :) The kids are literally waiting for me to get off the computer to paint them! Thanks for the most awesome idea....yet again!

meg duerksen said...

LOVE this!!!

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