Mod Podge Valentine Canvas {Fun Preschooler Craft}

Do you hear crickets chirping?

I think it sounds more like summer time cicadas, silence then a deafening rrrrRRRREEEEEE….

It’s been pretty quiet over on the old blog, and not for lack of inspiration or ideas. Since the beginning of October we’ve bought a house, moved, discovered the wonders of home ownership (with an assortment of old house problems). Our little bird found out she’s going to be a big sister come June! Then once the holidays hit, everyone came down with some form of nasty sickness.

It’s been quite a whirlwind of crazy if you ask me!

With the new house has come a lot more wall space to cover with family photos and fun art.  Being that it’s the first day of February, and we love Valentine’s Day around here! I thought I would share a little project we worked on last weekend.

I was showing my girl how to cut paper hearts (a great fine motor project), which turned into an hour long project! Many, many paper hearts later we had to figure out some way to decorate with them!

Paper Hearts

I found some blank canvases while unpacking my craft stash, and thought it would be fun to have my girl paint the canvas, then use some Mod Podge to stick the the hearts down.

So here we go!

I brought out an 11×14 canvas and some acrylic paints, hand picked by the wee one of course…Paint the canvas

 I showed her that if you mixed a little water in with the paint you could thin it out and make the colors lighter and more transparent, like a water color.

So she painted away, then we let it dry. Once it was dry we arranged the paper hearts on the canvas where we thought they would look best…

Position the hearts on the canvas

And now the messy part. We smeared some Mod Podge on the backs of the hearts to adhere them to the canvas, then smoothed them out as best we could with a sponge brush…

Mod Podge the hearts to the canvas

Once the hearts were on the canvas, I applied a layer of Mod Podge to smooth it all out and seal it all down and give it a nice glossy coating…

Mod podge the whole canvas once hearts are down

We left it to dry over night. In the meantime, my girl worked on a smaller canvas to go along with it. She was very proud of her painted hearts!

Painted Valentine Heart Canvas preschooler activity

Once everything was dry, I found the perfect spot on our living room wall to put them up along with a couple other photos…

Valentine Hearts on Canvas Project

So there you have it!  A fun and easy Valentine craft that your preschooler can do together!

So what have you all been up to lately?

;-) Anna-Leigh

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5 Responses to Mod Podge Valentine Canvas {Fun Preschooler Craft}

  1. Courtney says:

    LOVE this! And loved seeing a new post today! :)

    I’m going to do this – at least cutting out hearts and we’ll see how far we get. I need to get some of that modge podge because I know you use it often to get crafty!

    • Anna-Leigh says:

      You know, I started by drawing on the paper where she was supposed to cut to make the heart shape. After a few hearts she was free-handing without me having to draw the lines for her! And you know I love some Mod Podge! You can get so many more textures and effects than if you were to just use glue ;-)

  2. Ah we’ve been making canvas heart collages too, although ours has a pink glittery heart on, my little girl is obsessed with glitter! Yours looks fab on the wall, and I love Mod Podge! x

    • Anna-Leigh says:

      Fun! I’m shocked we didn’t end up with glitter on ours! Everything is just a little better with some glitter ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Connie says:

    You both are so creative! Love it

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