arts and crafts

Easy Cotton Ball Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

Colorful Valentine's Day Cards on the table with a watercolor set
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this DIY multimedia card is the perfect creation for your loved ones and friends! Cotton ball heart painting is a super easy Valentine's Day craft for kids of any age, we took it a step further and used OOLY’s gorgeous watercolors as a base for this Valentine craft. Whether you use it as a card or a decoration, it is sure to make everyone smile this February! Time Duration: 30-60 minutes Skill Level: Beginner OOLY Products Needed: Other Items Needed:
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Cotton Balls
Step 1: Begin by taking a piece of paper from the Lil’ Watercolor Pad and measure it with a ruler and cut it to make a perfect square.
Step 2: Begin painting the square piece with the Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pods. You can get creative with this part and use whatever colors or design you choose. We went with a sunset-like theme!
Step 3: Take another piece of paper from the Lil’ Watercolor Pad and fold it in half to cut out a heart. You can make the heart as big or as little as you wish.
Step 4: Place the heart in the center of the square paper and hold it in place while dipping your cotton ball in the Lil’ Poster Paint Pods and then dabbing it along the edge of the heart to create the heart like shape. Do this as many times as you’d like. You can fill the entire paper or dab just along the outline of the heart. Remove the paper heart so it does not stick to your square paper and let it dry.
Step 5: Use your Stampables to create fun messages in the middle of the heart. Feel free to decorate this as you please! You could even leave it blank and use as a cute heart decoration for the month of February.
If you have children, grandkids, or are a teacher, this would be a perfect easy and fun watercolor craft project to do with your littles. Enjoy! We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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