This weekend, we’ve had two crafts going at once. The first is this heart mobile. We just finished on day 2! I’ve wanted to do one of these for a while but never got around to it. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, hearts were perfect. Lorelai was thrilled to see that she got to paint with SIX different shades of red and pink for this project! Here’s the start of our Valentine’s Day Crafts!
I think it turned out well. I didn’t want the strings to be too full of hearts so we went with a more simplistic and sweet approach.
- 4 pieces of cardstock (3 for hearts of different sizes, 1 for the band of the mobile)
- Red and pink paints
- Marker for drawing the hearts
- Hole punch (optional, but will make your life easier)
Directions: Draw hearts of different sizes onto a sheet of paper. I did a variety of large and small, but mostly medium. On the other two sheets, draw heart sets (of 2). So two large, two medium, four small. These will be paired up on the strings that hang down. If you don’t want to pair them up, paint both sides of each heart!
To assemble the mobile top, cut two strips of cardstock about 1″ wide. Tape together to form a circle, like you would a headband/crown. Once the paint is dry, cut out each heart and then glue onto the circular top. Punch holes around the outside for each string. We did four strings with two heart sets on each.
For the hearts on the string, I put the larger hearts on the end and taped the string down to one of the hearts, then glued the pair down on top of it. (Hope this makes sense!) You could hole punch and tie, but I thought this was easier. After all of the hearts were on the strings, I tied them to the holes at the top. Two more holes got punched for the hanging string, and that was it!
I actually printed out heart sheets that I made so that it was easier, but it’s not a big deal to draw hearts. I’m just lazy. Unfortunately, I closed the program before I could save a copy, so no printable.
The great thing about this craft is that it’s SO EASY and the end result is cute. You could switch up the theme and do animals, stars and moons for over a bed, et cetera.
p.s. Yes, she’s got another bruise on her forehead. Apparently she’s doorknob height now! M was coming in from work and she ran to greet him and got busted in the head. I’m starting to see a neverending cycle of forehead bruises, lol.