Cotton Ball Heart Painting

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INSIDE: Cotton Ball Heart Painting is a great art activity for Valentines’ Day! Create and decorate a cotton ball heart with your toddlers and preschoolers!

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

If you have been following my blog for the last few months you know that I love a good cotton ball craft for kids. I have created a snowflake, Christmas tree, Menorah and Kinara. In this fun activity we created hearts for Valentine’s Day. But I decided to change the activity a little bit this time. For the other activities I was using coloured water and eye droppers. You can absolutely still use them for this activity but I wanted to try something new and results were fantastic!!

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Cotton Ball Heart Painting

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How to Set up Cotton Ball Hearts Painting

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Grab your piece of cardboard. You’ll want it to be large enough to be able to create 2-3 hearts. Also the extra room you have around the hearts will help to keep the mess down. Although since I used watercolours instead of coloured water it was significantly less messy but no less fun!

Draw the outline of 2-3 hearts and hand it to your little one to do the rest. Hand them a bottle of glue and invite them to trace the hearts with the glue. Then have them stick cotton balls in the glue to create the cotton ball hearts.

Once the hearts are complete its time to paint them! Hand your little one the watercolours paint and brush and have them paint the cotton balls.

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The results were absolutely stunning. I found the colour super vibrant. I also liked using the watercolours because the end result can be saved if you desire since the cotton balls aren’t going to be soaked in water!

My kids are 6.5 and almost 3 years old.

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Cotton Ball Heart Painting

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