Coffee filters cut into hearts (do ahead of time for younger kids, let older kids do themselves)
A big tray or work surface that will hold water
A place to put wet hearts to dry
I had her color the hearts however she wanted with washable markers.
Then, on the tray, spray them with water. Voila! Simple as pie. She sprayed them A LOT so the colors bled a lot and ended up looking more like stained glass but adorable nonetheless. You can definitely try pattern and amount of water variations to get other results.
Round 2. This time we added food coloring to water. We did red and purple for Valentine's Day. *You have to add a lot of food coloring or else the colors look very watered down.
Spray the hearts with the colored water however you please :)
Lay all the hearts flat to dry.
I used wax paper. I'm not sure why but probably just because it was there but we ended up with a surprise result when the hearts were dry. The picture below is just the wax paper, no heart coffee filters. The colors bled and absorbed into the wax paper so we ended up with an exact replica of each heart we made to cut out and use. I sense another project idea coming on ;)
Tomorrow, we are going to use the hearts we made to make another project.