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.
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!
Cut the tissue paper into strips and lay a strip at a time over the hearts and wet with the brush.
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!
Kind of looks like a checkered heart right now. Leave these to bleed a bit (10 mins) before removing the still moist tissue paper.
Gently lift the still moist tissue paper to reveal your bleed art below!
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.
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.
Need some more fine motor inspirations?
Take a look at what my co-hosts are up to this week. Also don’t forget to grab our book all about fine motor skills!
- Fine Motor Rainbow Ball from Still Playing School
- Size and Colour Valentine Match Activity from Craftulate
- Moon Dust Writing Tray from Stir the Wonder
- Snowman Scissor Skills Craft from School Time Snippets
- We Are in a Book! Mo Willems Inspired Writing Activity from Lalymom