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Torn Paper Hearts

Torn Paper Hearts
A quick and fun way to make a unique heart collage utilizing various fine motor skills.

How We Did It

Torn Paper Hearts

Gather all your ingredients (not pictured: masking tape and white glue).

Torn Paper Hearts

Start by using the heart stencil and pen to trace a heart shape onto your contact paper. Trace onto the paper side with the words.

Torn Paper Hearts
Cut out around your heart, leaving a large border around heart shape. V just started using scissors, so she cut them out and I trimmed them up a bit. Remove the paper backing from the contact paper (V loved doing this part!). Tape down heart traced contact paper, sticky side up.
Torn Paper Hearts
Start tearing up the construction paper, placing the pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper in any way. V LOVED tearing up the paper - this was her favorite part of this activity!
Torn Paper Hearts
Fill up the entire sticky space with torn paper. Cut out another piece of contact paper the approximate size of the collage piece. Remove paper from this piece of contact paper and lay sticky side down on top of paper collage, sealing it together.
Torn Paper Hearts
Next, pat down the layers securing them together. Another favorite of V's.
Torn Paper Hearts
Remove masking tape and flip over collage so that the traced heart shape is on top. Cut around collage following heart shape around.
Torn Paper Hearts
If necessary, open layers and place a small amount of glue for extra closure. Ours was quite thick with torn paper (V was quite excited about this project and tore many strips). We had very few empty sticky spaces to hold it closed.
Torn Paper Hearts
And there you have it, the front and back look of a beautiful torn paper heart collage. If you'd like, you can add a magnet strip to the back to make it a magnetic decoration, some double stick tape to add it to a window, or some string to hang it.

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My child and I completed Torn Paper Hearts.

posted by: Brandy on 2.5.2014

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