Tissue Bleed Valentine Hearts

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So excited to be back this new year with some more fine motor ideas! We kick off with some valentine ideas.

I am rather pleased with how this craft turned out. These hearts now sit on my fridge door.

valentines hearts

To make you will need some crepe paper / bleeding tissue paper, a paint brush, water and some hearts on card stock paper (more durable than normal paper when wet!)

Now, I am sure you recall from previous posts how bad I am at drawing shapes… So here is a free printable for these hearts!valentines activity setup

Cut the tissue paper into strips and lay a strip at a time over the hearts and wet with the brush.water running the crepe paper

My 2 year old seems to be a pro at this! I just sat back and took the pictures while cheering her on.

Last year we also made some valentine hearts with crepe / tissue paper!tissue paper valentines craft

Kind of looks like a checkered heart right now. Leave these to bleed a bit (10 mins) before removing the still moist tissue paper.colors in tissue paper with water

Gently lift the still moist tissue paper to reveal your bleed art below!valentines tissue bleed art with fine motor skills

Leave these to dry. Your hearts might curl up a bit because of the drying but I fixed this easily by leaving a heavy book on top of them (when they were dry) overnight.colors in tissue paper with water

These are now stuck to my fridge door with double folded sticky tape. They look so pretty! These pictures really don’t capture it at all.

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  1. I just tried this for Valentines this week. Note to self (and others): make sure you have tissue paper that bleeds. Apparently, the red tissue left over from Christmas is non-bleeding. We found out after we kept putting more water on it and nothing happened.

  2. lovely idea! Will try it with my little ones’ for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Thank you for sharing. God bless.

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