Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Valentine Craft Idea

After more than 5 snow days this year, the kids were home yet again due to the weather. While I love having them home, cabin fever was setting in for everyone and if I could keep them apart for a little while, there would be some peace and I could give my voice rest from having to repeat "leave him/her alone, stop fighting over it, take turns, stay away from each other, get out of his/her room, will you guys please knock it off!" I mean really, why do siblings fight so much? If they are not loving and hugging each other, they are complaining, or tattling, or upsetting one another.

Goddess loves crafts! Handsome likes crafts and since he was busy I didn't call him for the first round.

  • Wax Paper
  • Mod Podge  (everyone needs this in their house, you can use it in 1,000,000 ways).
  • Left over Tissue Paper (we used some white and red from Christmas and I grabbed a pack of Valentine paper from CVS and I had some left over from last year).
  • Glitter (optional)
Tear up the tissue paper.

Tissue Paper

Put down the wax paper (it was long enough the small end of my rectangle table)and lay a generous layer of Mod Podge over it. We did half of the paper at a time to figure in drying time.

Then just have the kids put down the tissue paper. The glue will soak into the paper. Just over lap paper to create a mosaic, filling in all the empty spot on the wax paper.

Valentine Craft

Then I sprinkled glitter over it and walked it to the deck to shake off the excess. There wasn't much excess, that Mod Podge is some amazing stuff. Love It!

Next let it thoroughly dry (the hardest part for the kids). It only took about 15 minutes.

Then cut out shapes of hearts in all sizes. I just eyeballed it as Rachel Ray would say but I am sure you could use templates to get the perfect heart shape. Mine looked pretty damn good I must admit.

Poke a hole in the heart toward the top for hanging. You can use a hole puncher or I have a screwdriver type type that has a point on it. I use it for jewelry making and while I am sure it has a technical term, we will just call it the pokey thing.

Next I took thread (sewing thread, I am sure any color would work fine but I used black as it is all I have. We don't do much sewing here). and put it through the hole and back again to create a knot so I could hang the heart. I staggered the sizes of the thread to that the hearts look like this....

heart craft


Wah La...there you have it. Cute Valentine stained glass ornaments that are easy and fun to make. Even Handsome, enjoyed himself.


  1. Wow thanks for sharing this. Lovely red hearts.

  2. If I had the supplies readily available, my students could easily do this project. Oh, well--next year!


    A damsel who loved shades of red
    Discovered she’d been sore misled;
    She had no more rose,
    Nor blush for her nose—
    If she finds the thief, the guy’s dead!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Poinsettia and Fountain

  3. As a teacher, I appreciate your craft idea--very pretty finished product. I too, love Mod Podge--that "stuff" is great!!! Mickie

  4. Very pretty--I've never used Mod Podge but if I can find some we'll be making some stained-glass clovers for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Beautiful combination of colors and shapes in perfect balance. I like your warmth and strength


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