Paper heart doilies always featured into the homemade Valentines of my youth, so imagine my surprise when I had to go to three stores before I could find them! Perhaps this classic decoration is becoming passe? That would be a shame, and I was glad Veronika got to enjoy the whimsy of doilies with this little craft. Our mission: to make Valentine postcards for the relatives.
To start, cut squares from sturdy white paper and then use a paper clip to attach a doily heart to each one.
I then set out a tray with pink and red paint, along with a few sponges I had cut into small pieces so they would fit more easily in Veronika’s hands. I showed her how to dip a sponge in the paint and then dab over the hearts.
When you lift up the doily, a beautiful heart shape is left behind!
Note: We discovered that a light touch with the sponge works best here, or the image becomes a bit muddied.
Let dry, then use stickers or markers for any final decorations before shipping off with love in the mail!