Are you looking for a creative way to use up unmatched puzzle pieces? This heart craft project is perfect for adults & kids and can be customized any way you choose! An upcycling project that is budget and earth-friendly, that you kids will enjoy!
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Today, I am going to share with you a few things my younger kids and I recently made from a puzzle that was missing pieces. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you can make these hearts to display or give as Valentine’s Day gifts!
You could cut out any shape star for the 4th of July or Christmas, a cross, or an egg for Easter. Using just a basic shape to create your own work of art is another option.
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Here are a few ideas to spark your creativity!
You can choose the size of your heart (or any other shape) & make some of the following.
Small hearts are great for bowl fillers, make a garland, shelf sitter, door, or wall hanging.
You can make a frame style heart to add a photo, a handmade picture, or even a handwritten note
Add wood to the back of your heart frame and cover it with chalkboard paint to make a message board.
Use other puzzle pieces, fabric, burlap, or wood to fill in the center and make a solid heart
Add embellishments to incorporate the theme you want – (buttons, beads, shells, polymer clay pieces, lace, ribbon)
You can cut out two shapes & interlock them by cutting a slit on one side prior to gluing on the puzzle pieces
MORE VALENTINE’S DAY FUN!
using items you may already have on hand!
MATERIALS FOR THIS heart CRAFT
Cardboard to make the frame or piece of wood
Any type of embellishments you’d like (buttons, beads, lace, ribbon)
Paint (chalk paint, spray paint, or acrylic)
Jute string or ribbon to hang your heart
tools for this heart craft
Elmer’s glue or glue gun
Time to create your heart craft
Cut your desired shape out of cardboard
Punch a hole where you want to hang your piece from
Paint your cardboard backing (frame)
Decide what paint you want to use & if you want to glue the pieces prior to painting or after
Start gluing and positioning your pieces where you want them OR paint the
If you decide to brush paint vs spray paint it is best to paint your frame and pieces prior to gluing them all together
Punch the hole for hanging prior to gluing your pieces on
SHOP OUR TOP 8 CRAFT & DIY SUPPLIES
Here are our FAVORITE art & craft supplies that I always try to have on hand. These items will be used in countless craft and DIY projects that we will be sharing with you! I have added the shopping links to the products below so you can have these items on hand as well!
“MUST HAVE” CRAFTING SUPPLIES for kids
1. Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint (extra bottles of white for the look of icing)
2. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint by Plaid (even though it’s very inexpensive we have never had a problem with coverage)
3. Mod Podge Water-based Sealer, Glue & Decoupage Finish (gloss version) & (matte version)
4. Sculpey Polymer Clay – I could do an entire post just on the different things my kids create each week with this amazing clay!
10. Kassa Watercolor Set – Painting Kit for Kids & Adults – Bundle Includes Water Brush Pen (3 Assorted Sizes), Water Color Paper (30 Sheets) & Watercolor Paint Set (21 Colors) – I can not say enough about the quality of this set – and it is mess-free!
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