* Heart-shaped doilies in red and white (color and sizes are optional)
* Glitter Glue or Glitter Paint (clear or white glitter paint works best here)
* Craft Glue (if you don't use glitter glue)
* Red, pink or white construction paper (optional)
This is a quick and easy craft for even very young children because they can just slap on the glitter glue and it will still look pretty and sparkly.
You can use a piece of red, pink or white construction paper as a background or you can choose to just have the doilies decorated. You can also pick smaller doilies and attach them to a folded piece of construction paper to decorate the cover of a card.
To do the craft the way we did, attach the larger doily to the construction paper with craft glue or glitter glue. Note, we used glitter glue for this step and my daughter was very liberal with the glue which is why it looks puckered in the photo. It looks fine but if you want to avoid the puckering use regular craft glue for this step.
Then attach the smaller doily to the larger one using glitter glue or use craft glue and then paint it with sparkling paint. There is no "right way" to do this. Let your child spread as little or as much glue or paint as they'd like. If you don't want the craft to get too wet and pucker, try having them decorate the doilies first and then attach them to the construction paper when they're mostly dry.
You can vary this craft with different colored doilies and backgrounds, varied glue colors or add sequins.
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.