Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive Valentine’s Day craft with very little preparation? If so, this Antiqued Wooden Heart may be just what you are looking for! This craft is colorful, rustic, and easy for children to create.
Antiqued Wooden Heart
This is a very forgiving craft. My youngest son slathered the paint onto his heart in every direction and it still looks beautiful. Antiquing Medium was a new art experience for my boys. They thought it was interesting to paint it on, then rub it off with a cloth.
To Make This Craft You Will Need
- Heart wall hanging (I purchased mine at JoAnn Fabrics)
- acrylic paints
- antiquing medium
- paint brushes
Invite your child to paint their heart. My oldest son used the individual boards of wood as a guide, whereas my youngest son splashed color wherever he felt like. Allow the paint to dry.
When the heart is dry, show your child how to spread antiquing medium over the paint. Using a slightly damp paper towel, remove the extra antiquing medium in long, smooth strokes. Allow the heart to dry completely.
When the heart is dry, staple a piece of twine to the back if you wish to hang it.
Antiqued Wooden Hearts are lovely hanging from the front door or arranged around the shelves of a hutch or bookshelf. They would also make a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for a teacher, neighbor, or grandmother.
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