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Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
January 24, 2013
Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

Need a fun Valentine craft project for your kids (or yourself!)?

Try rock valentines. They are super simple to make and involve three favorite art materials of every child I know—rocks, glue, and glitter.

Seriously, how could you go wrong?

We made these this afternoon as an after school playdate activity. Here’s the how-to and the (gratuitous) pics…

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

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1. Gather small, smooth rocks :: wash & dry them.

I scrub the rocks briefly, rinse them, and spread them out on a cookie sheet in a hot oven for a few minutes to dry.*

I prepared the rocks ahead of time so they would be ready to work with when the kids got home, but it would be a fun activity extension for them.

*Note :: If you gather rocks from a wet area, such as a stream, do NOT put them in the oven as the moisture may make them explode.

Rock Valentine Art Project 01

2. Glue

Squeeze a small amount of white glue into a dish. We used Elmer’s School Glue. I imagine Mod Podge would work, too.

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

3. Paint heart with glue.

Use a fine paint brush to paint a heart on a rock with glue.

Rock Valentine Art Project 04

4. Apply glitter

Sprinkle your wet glue heart with glitter.

Rock Valentine Art Project 05

5. Remove extra glitter.

Shake off the excess glitter from the rock.

Rock Valentine Art Project 07

6. Admire

Now you can admire and share your new glitter rock valentine.

Rock Valentine Art Project 08

7. Repeat!

Make more rock Valentines.

Rock Valentine Art Project 10

And more…

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Here are Maia’s valentines.

Rock Valentine Art Project 22

Daphne had great fun making her glitter rocks.

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

As did I.

This project was inspired by our family’s love of glitter as well as the fabric heart rocks we made a couple years ago.

How about you? What are your favorite Valentines for kids? Or what Valentine’s Day crafts are you up to these days?

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