February 11, 2013

pom pom heart art

It was pointed out to me by Amelia (my 5 year old) that we don't have any Valentine's Day decorations. Now unless it is Christmas I've never really gotten into many decorations, but I'm not one to ever deny the wee ones some beauty. And what better excuse for afternoon crafts with the girls than Valentine's Day prep.

I loved the pom pom pillow that Camila created (inspired by the always wonderful Anna Spiro) and thought it would be a great chance to use up the left over pom poms I had from Christmas. But to involve the girls in the project I decided to include some finger painting.

This canvas has been in the basement for quite some time. I can't remember what this project was for but obviously it didn't turn out very well. No sense in letting it go to waste.

The girls were given a choice between blue, pink or yellow.

They chose blue.

As with any good finger painting project, it didn't take long at all to get the canvas covered. My little artists did quite a fine job of creating layers and depth of color I think.

Next we created a heart to cut out

and positioned it on the canvas. I traced the heart with a blue pen so we would have a line to follow

while Amelia laid out the colors in a pattern. (which isn't really a pattern at all but a word she loves to use)

the can kept the paper from moving

Making sure to follow the outline, we put the glue gun to work.

We made ourselves a fine little heart and the girls LOVED bossing telling me which pom pom to put where.

There was the last minute addition of a pink border around the frame after it was decided that there wasn't enough pink. And really, when is there ever enough pink, right?

It is a hit with the girls and has been featured in about every room in the house. I might not be able to limit it to Valentine's Day.

Do you do much decorating for Valentine's Day? Do you even celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you have a babysitter you can send over on Thursday?

Bower Power


  1. This is really cute. You're such a good mom.

  2. super cute! and the background for it is just perfect!

  3. So cute...though not nearly as cute as your little painter!

  4. Love it and Love that it will be a wonderful memory to enjoy for years.

  5. You beat me to the punch- I am dying to pom pom something! So cute!!

  6. AWWWWWW. So adorable I pretty much can't take it.

  7. So stinkin' cute - yer such a good mom! Nothing and I mean NOTHING can't be made better with the addition of multicoloured pompoms ;) xxx

  8. That is seriously adorable. Nothing says love like pom-poms!

  9. love the colorful pompoms on navy background! what a precious activity!

  10. love it! i still have supplies (yarn) to home make my own pom poms (for xmas!) ha and I never got around to it...then I thought I could make them for spring...hopefully that will happen before the fall rolls around. Love these pom poms...we have some of these and could whip this project out on one of these snow days! thanks for the idea!

  11. Totally cute! Bring the girls over to my house on Thursday, my little Helen would love it.
    I don't ever recall decorating for Valentine's day but its a great excuse to add more pink around here.

  12. what a fun activity! Love the painting pic-adorable!

  13. Haha. Wish I had a baby sitter to send! ;) Love this sweet little art idea. Going to have to try it out.

  14. Awww this is super cute! And fun that you can get the kiddos involved!

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  15. What a great idea - I love the finger-painted background! And that it's not pink ;)

  16. Now that is fun mommy and kid art love it.

  17. These are adorable! I think my little one would love this project!

  18. Cute and colorful :) You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's Hearts Craft Challenge :-) http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/43/those-tiny-toes-hearts-craft



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