This sweet heart craft for kids is the perfect handmade gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. These clay hearts are easy enough for kids to make and look so cute when finished! Try making one for someone you love.
Who doesn’t love a cute heart craft?! They make me happy and put a smile on my face:)
We made clay heart Valentine’s last year as well, but this year I decided to turn this sweet heart decoration into a useful trinket tray! This heart craft for kids is so easy and fun to make, that I bet you can’t make just one!
Ready to make one? Here’s what you’ll need….
- Air Dry Clay
- Matte Mod Podge
- Pressed flowers-If you don’t have flowers available to press, then try these! I used this exact set for this heart craft.
- Heart cookie cutter– You could probably get away with cutting a heart from clay without a cookie cutter, but kids love pressing these in clay!
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Here’s How We Made This Heart Craft for Kids:
Roll out the clay. A rolling pin is very handy and makes this step a bit easier, but you can flatten the clay with your hands as well.
Here’s a helpful hint! Use clay that has already been opened. This makes it easier to work with because it’s slightly harder and more moldable than brand new clay. Brand new clay will also work, but it won’t hold it’s shape as well. You can always purchase your clay, open it and cover it again, and let it sit overnight. That should help!
Cut out the heart with your cookie cutter. Wipe away the excess clay and put it back in your clay bucket.
Next, jiggle the clay heart from the cookie cutter and add a thin layer of Mod Podge on the heart.
After that, gently press pieces of nature into your clay heart and reseal with an additional layer of Mod Podge on top of the flowers and leaves. Make sure you don’t place the pieces of nature along the edges of the heart because those will be curved up in the next step.
Finally, let your clay dish dry for about an hour. This will slightly harden your clay and make it easier to mold the curved edges. Then revisit your clay dishes and start pinching the edges to curve them up!
This heart craft for kids looks so cute when finished and is ready to hold small pieces of jewelry, coins, or any other small trinkets! Who will you make one for?!
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I hope you try this heart craft for kids! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this craft as my boys.