Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Heart Collages

A few weeks ago, my bloggy buddy, Cindy, posted about some adorable heart collages.  *Cindy always has  such cute and fun ideas!

I knew that I wanted to have my first graders make the collages the minute I saw them!  So, in true Wheeler style, I ran to the store, grabbed the goods, and started prepping.

To make these collages, I cut up small strips/squares of pink, red, and white tissue.  I also cut strips of Valentine-themed scrapbook paper.  You could have your kids cut their own, but I tend to think 10 steps ahead, particularly about situations that could arise with little ones.  Hence, I preferred to cut them myself!

I gave students the choice of red, purple, or pink paper for their hearts.  I had patterns for them to trace but you could have your kids make their own size hearts if you prefer.  Next, I showed them how to "scribble" glue onto the hearts and collage the paper and tissue.  We let them dry over night.  Finally, we cut them out and I displayed them in our classroom!  They are anxious to take them home on Thursday! What fun crafts/art projects are you doing this Valentine's Day?




xo
Megan 

8 comments:

Mrs Cupcake said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your hearts are adorable!! Just might steal this idea! ;)
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The collage hearts are really cute!

Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OOOH! I would love a shout-out on your blog, Cupcake! xo@Mrs Cupcake

Cindy Calenti said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Megan-

The hearts turned out so cute. I bet your students love them. Thanks for the shout-out.

Cindy
Granny Goes to School

Sarah Paul said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love those hearts! I need something cute like that to hang up in my classroom too. :)
Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Julie Holzenthal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love them! I love love love the color scheme! I used to do something similar with Mardi Gras crowns & tissue paper... I will have to add some scrap book paper! I think this is such a great idea!

Rhonda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea. You have given me a new idea to do with my little ones.
Love your blog. I am your newest follower.

Rhonda
Classroom Fun

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cuteness! I ended up making those hearts too - either you talked about it before or I pinned it from you on Pinterest. :)

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