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Painted Foil Hearts

By: Holly Homer from
Updated January 14, 2021
Painted Foil Hearts

"Keep little hands busy this Valentine’s Day with this sweet, easy craft. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy creating Painted Foil Hearts for their friends and family. This simple, colorful heart craft is perfect for home or school.Painting on aluminum foil is a classic art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting on shiny foil with bright colors is inviting and fun. The best thing about this easy Valentine’s Day craft, is that you most likely already have everything that you need at home!"

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Materials List

  • paint
  • glitter
  • aluminum foil
  • cardboard (we used an empty cereal box)
  • sponge paintbrush
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • pen
  • cardstock


  1. After gathering supplies, cut a heart template from the card stock. Invite kids to trace the heart onto a thin piece of cardboard. Cereal, cracker, or dog biscuit boxes are perfect!

  2. Cut out the heart, and tear a piece of aluminum foil into several long sheets.

  3. Next, have the kids wrap the aluminum foil around the cardboard heart, then paint over it with bright colors.

  4. Sprinkle glitter over the wet paint, then allow the heart to dry.

  5. When the paint is dry, help your kids tape a loop of yarn to the back. The hearts look adorable hung on walls, doors, and windows! You can also string them together to make an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day garland!

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