Stained Glass Heart Crowns for Valentine’s Day

Stained Glass Heart Crowns -- a fun kids craft for Valentine's DayWe made stained glass heart crowns the other day as a Valentine craft, using the same technique as our flower crowns from last spring.

Instead of flower petals, though, we used colored tissue paper—both the little heart shapes you see here as well as geometric shapes—and added extra decorations to the crowns with metallic drawings and doodles.

They turned out great!

Daphne has been calling herself the Queen of Hearts since. And making royal decrees that usually end in giggles.

It’s been a month of snow days and illness here. Which means it’s also been a month of pretend play, fort building, and art activities (between snow play and doctor visits). I don’t think the girls have both been in school on the same day since before Christmas!

Here’s how we made the heart crowns:

(in case your kiddos would enjoy being the kings and queens of hearts, too!)

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Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts Ideas (A Round-Up)

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids and Their Grown-Ups -- on The Artful Parent

I'm experimenting with ways to share and archive posts by category. I would love to offer an easy-to-use visual database of past arts and crafts projects, but just don't know how to do that. It isn't a feature I can seemingly use with Typepad. But perhaps I can rig something like this together for important categories. What do you think? Is this fairly usable? There is no text, but you can click on the images to visit the posts.

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