This craft is such a cute craft that is very easy to make and fun for all ages. Plus, the finished product looks so artistic and makes a great decoration piece.
I have tons of puzzles left over from when I was little but so many of them are missing pieces, which is why I love to find lovely crafts like this to make use of those pieces instead of throwing them away.
- Valentine's color paint like pink, purple or red,
- paint brush,
- puzzle pieces,
- glue (hot glue is fastest but requires an adult's assistance),
- Paint the puzzle pieces with Valentine's day colours.
- Get as creative as you want with this! You can create a pattern, use a sponge to give it texture, try splattering the paint, or any other fun painting ideas.
- You can either paint each individual puzzle piece or put the whole puzzle together and paint it as a picture (just be careful taking the puzzle pieces apart once the paint is dry).
- Cut a heart wreath shape out of a piece of cardboard.
- I laid my puzzle pieces out first to get an idea of what size I needed; different sized puzzle pieces will need a different sized heart.
- You can also use the template below to help you get started drawing the heart.
- Glue the first layer of puzzle pieces along the cardboard heart wreath.
- Hot glue makes the process a lot faster but younger children should use school glue.
- Once the first layer dries, move onto the second layer of puzzle pieces.
- Try to stagger the second layer of puzzle pieces.
- Tie a ribbon to the top of the heart in the shape of a bow (you may want to use some glue to keep the ribbon secure) this way you can hang the heart wreath.
- Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Basic Heart Template (B&W)