Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

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By In The Playroom

For this month’s Kids Craft Star’s challenge, we’ve been crafting with doilies. You can pick these up in the supermarket nearby to the paper plates, cups and party supplies and they make cheap and convenient craft supplies. If you’ve been looking for a different canvas to let your kids create on, why not try doilies. The pretty edging that they tend to have will give your crafts a different look and feel. We thought the patterns on the doilies were really suited to a Valentines craft, and since Valentines is coming up soon we made our doily craft love heart themed.

This is a really simple Valentines craft that even toddlers can make, while older kids will enjoy writing personalised messages on the back for their loved ones.

Doily and watercolor love heart valentines craft for kids. So simple and fun to make


To make this doily love hearts Valentines craft you’ll need:

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

How to make:

The first step is to paint your water colour picture, which you’ll use later to cut out heart shapes. Kids can paint heart shapes onto the paper, or just experiment with the colours and make the heart shapes later when cutting – both ways give good results.

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

You’ll need to leave these to dry before cutting out the hearts. Meanwhile, you can make the doily base that the hearts will be stuck on to.

We decided to add a circle of cardboard in between the doilies in each craft to make the final craft stronger and less flimsy, so cut a circle slightly smaller than the doily that you’re using, and glue one doily to the each side of it. We added the ribbon in between the doilies too (using tape) so that you can hang up the craft once it’s done.

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

Once the watercolour paintings are dry, kids can cut them out into heart shapes of different sizes,

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

Then layer them onto the doily base however they like, using a glue stick to stick them down.

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

They can experiment with layering them on top of each other, or just spread them out over the whole space

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

Watercolour & Doily Valentine Craft

More Doily Crafts

Don’t forget to check out what the other Kids Craft Stars ladies made this month!

Doily Lion Kids Craft | I Heart Crafty Things

Doily Hearts Valentines Craft | In The Playroom

Doily Hot Air Balloon Craft | I Heart Arts n Crafts

Magnetic Dancing Doily Peg Dolls | hello, Wonderful

DIY Paper Doily Roses | Artsy Craftsy Mom

Painted Butterfly Doily Kids Craft A Little Pinch of Perfect

Printable Ballerina Doily Craft Artsy Momma

Doily Sheep Easy Peasy and Fun

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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