Valentine's Day Cards - Heart Stencils with Paint Dabbers

These colourful cards are simple to make & a great way to explore colour mixing. To make them, we used dot markers/paint dabbers, which are perfect for under 5's to use. 

To make them, I cut a heart template from the card & attached it to a sheet of folded card using white-tack. You could use spray mount to obtain a neater finish, but we like the effect the white-tack produces with the rough, blended edges.

Dab the dot markers over the card & watch the colours blend together. The markers produce an effect similar to watercolour paint, & are great for exploring patterns. We also discovered the different results the markers produce when they are gently dabbed or bashed onto the card! 

When the design is finished, set it aside to dry, & then after an hour or so, carefully remove the template from the centre to reveal your heart stencil.

Keep hold of the heart templates, as these can be stuck onto cards to make more valentines. 

I can't help thinking of confetti when I see these prints or a colourful sunset.

These beautiful Valentines are sure to bring a smile to someone special.

Click here to see what we did with the heart templates from this craft.