Tissue Paper Valentines Wreath: a fine-motor Valentine’s craft for kids!
Our tissue paper Valentines Wreath is the perfect Valentines craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make. It’s bright and colourful, it’s a great fine-motor and sensory activity, and it’s a craft that’s easy enough for very young children to do.
Why I love crafting with tissue paper:
In my opinion, tissue paper is one of the best craft supplies going when it comes to kids’ crafts. Here are just a few reasons why I have a huge stash of it in my craft room: It’s inexpensive; I’m the one at birthday parties and baby showers eyeing up the tissue paper littering the floor while all of the other guests are eyeing up the gifts. Yep, I bag it all up, and take it home. Reduce, re-use, recycle, right?
It’s a great sensory material. It’s soft and delicate and lovely to touch. It sounds great; kids love the rustling, crunchy sounds it makes. You can wrinkle it, crumple it, rip it up or fluff it up. Tissue paper adds texture and dimension to whatever you’re making.
I think you’re getting the idea… Now on with our wreaths!
Supplies for Valentines Wreath:
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- Cardboard (cereal box weight)
- Paint in various reds, pinks and purples
- tissue paper cut into 3 inch squares (in shades of red, pink, purple)
- school glue
- hole punch
- curling ribbon
To make a tissue paper Valentines Wreath:
I cut a large heart out of cardboard, and I cut out the inside as well.
The hooligans painted their hearts, using all of the colours in the paint tray.
When the paint was dry (a blow-dryer can speed up the process), they crumpled up the squares of tissue paper, and glued them all over their hearts.
We had 3 types of glue out today. A squeeze bottle, glue sticks, and these great tubes of glue with sponge applicators. The hooligans had fun experimenting with all three.
Crumpling and gluing the tissue paper is a great fine-motor exercise. Look at those little hands at work.
When they were happy with their work, I punched a hole in the top of their wreaths, and attached a ribbon for hanging.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.