We’re taking a small break from all things Olympics and focusing on Valentine’s day for a minute.
Cause I mean, is it really Valentine’s Day with kids if you don’t have some sort of heart shaped art with a catchy phrase?
This craft it great for working on creative skills and fine motor skills.
Grab a FREE copy of the I Love You to Pieces template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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I Love you to Pieces Template

*Contact Paper

*Tissue Paper

*White Paper

*Construction Paper

*Scissors

*Glue

Step #1
Print the I Love You to Pieces Template.

We printed ours on pink construction paper.

Step #2
Fold the template in half along the line in the middle of the heart.
Cut the heart out by cutting along the solid line.
Step #3
Cut tissue paper into small squares or rectangles.
Step #4
Lay contact paper on the table with the sticky side up.
Step #5
Stick the tissue paper to the contact paper.
Step #6
Lay a piece of white paper over the tissue paper to cover the remaining stickiness.
Step #7

Glue the template to the contact paper so you can see the tissue paper pieces through the heart.

Teacher Tip

Try taping the contact paper to a vertical surface to prevent your Lil’s hands from sticking to the paper.

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