When it comes to Valentine nostalgia, conversation hearts are where it's at. The little heart shaped bits of yumminess have the ability to transport you back YEARS in time. They also make great craft supplies! Check out this fun conversation heart paper plate craft.
Conversation Heart Paper Plate Craft
This is a super fun valentine plate craft project. For this one, hot glue is used. You can also use Elmer's Craft Glue, which would make it a craft that the kids will love. Be sure to buy enough that they can eat some as they craft. :D
- Paper plate
- 1/8” red, pink and white ribbon
- Conversation candy hearts
- Hole Punch
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
Assemble your supplies
Carefully punch about 12 holes around the edge of your paper plate using your hole puncher. Lesson learned - this one has 13 holes. It's so much easier to space them evenly when you space them like the hours on a clock.
Lay three pieces of ribbon together and weave in and out of the punched holes. Tie a bow at the top.
Carefully start gluing your conversation hearts onto the center of your plate starting with an outline of a heart. You can free hand a heart outline in pencil first, if you want. I find it's just as easy to just lay the hearts out on the plate in the shape I want them, then lift each one and glue.
Once you have a heart outline you can start gluing your conversation hearts into the center of your heart outline. Continue stacking and gluing your hearts until you have about two or three layers or until you no longer see the white of the plate through the candy hearts.
Add a loop of string to the back, if you like, to hang this one up. It's too cute not to.
Add more flare to this craft by adding a paper doily to the plate before gluing the hearts in place. Alternatively, use colored plates and make a trio.
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AdTech Mini Hi-Temp Hot Glue Gun Combo Pack, White
Mini Hot Glue Gun Sticks (Huge Bulk Pack of 80) 4" and 0.27 Diameter - Compatible with Most Glue Guns (80 PCS) (Pack of 80 PCS)
Seriously, how cute is that?
Want to keep it longer than the season? Seal it with Mod Podge. ;)Looking for more Valentine projects? Check out this DIY Chenille Heart Tree!
Speaking of Valentine's Day! Have you bought your chocolates yet? Look at this gorgeous Godiva Chocolatier Fabric Heart chocolate gift box.