Valentine's Day Craft Project: Paper Mache Conversation Hearts
Valentine's Day craft project: I'm making paper mache conversation hearts! I've replaced the traditional conversation heart sayings with my own silly phrases. Move over "Be Mine," I want my fella to "Bring Wine!"
- Paper Mache Heart Ornaments
- Craft Paint in white, yellow, pink, blue, green, orange, and purple.
- Red fine tip paint pen
- Paper, pencil, printer
Step 1: Paint one side of each heart in a pastel candy color. Let that side dry, then flip over and paint the other side of the hearts.
Type out your phrases using a capitalized blocky font. Size the letters to fit on the hearts. Print on regular copy paper.
Step 3: Use that old art class technique to transfer the shape of the letters to the hearts: On the back of the paper rub the side of a pencil's lead across to spread a layer of graphite. Then, place the graphite side down on the heart, placing the text where you want it, and trace the shapes of the letters using medium pressure. Lift the paper, and the outline of the words should be visible in graphite on the heart. Use an eraser to remove any excess graphite, and to lighten the text so you can just barely see it.
Step 4: Use a red paint pen to fill in the letters, aiming to keep the letters nice and square.
Hang the conversation heart ornaments up with your decorations, hang in the window, or string onto a length of pink yarn to make a fun Valentine's garland.
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