Valentine's Tissue Paper Art Project

These hearts make beautiful decorations to display. A former neighbor of mine has even kept her son's heart up year-round for 8 years because she loves it so much.

  • Cut a large heart from cardboard (a gift box will work) or cardstock.
  • Cut small squares of multi-colored tissue paper.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of concentrated liquid starch, such as Sta-Flo, into a cup.
  • Place the squares of tissue paper where you would like them on the heart.
  • Dip a paintbrush into the liquid starch and paint the squares of tissue paper.
  • Be sure to cover all of the heart with the liquid starch.
  • After the heart dries completely, cut the corners of tissue paper hanging over the edges of the heart.

    I usually punch holes into the hearts and thread them to hang them up. If I have several hearts to hang, I'll make a sign that says, "Our Hearts Belong to Jesus." Enjoy!