make this: geo DIY valentine’s hearts

by mari

handmade DIY Craft for kids - geometric geo modern DIY hearts mosaic patterns

Birdie loves her Glue Work. This is a term she’s brought home from her Montessori classroom, and it’s something we like to do a lot. Normally it involves a glue stick and lots of scraps cut by moi (I’m not positive that’s how it works in a Montessori school, but it works well for us!). Today, we’ve discovered that you can make some wonderful mosaic geometric patterns by repeating only one shape. Geometric triangle patterns are popping up all over my radar (and my Pinterest boards), and I’m loving the look. We even used some neon pink paper. These hearts will hang on the pendant lamp over our dining table – my 3 year old loves to “decoh-ate”.

One of the things I love about gluing with Birdie? We both get to be crafty. Yeah, my end is mostly cutting things up, but hey, hands-on anything can be very cathartic.

Cutting lots of teardrops is easy – just cut out hearts, then cut them in half.

Then the two of you can explore re-creating hearts, flowers, patterns, rain drops, etc. with your shapes. A wee disclaimer: I also cut some teardrop shapes on my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine – you can see those shapes in the close-up above. But cutting your own hearts, then cutting them in half, works just fine (those are pasted to Birdie’s heart in the top photo!)

We made lots of handmade Valentine’s last year too – see our hearts with wings (from mini cupcake liners!) and drawing with your toddler’s doodles.

When you’re tired of cutting a zillion little hearts, check out all of my Valentine’s Printables!

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1 Samantha February 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

oooh! we want one! :) cute!!

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2 Miz Big February 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

hehehe, I wish these were a little less labor intensive – we have to make 25 handmade cards for Birdie’s school exchange, and this would just take weeks! But they’re awesome to keep at our house ;)

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3 Alison February 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Totally love this, and I actually have all the supplies (double bonus)!

Gotta try it out with the kids next week.

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4 Miz Big February 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

Score!!! Let me know how it goes!

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