Toddler Activities: Conversation Heart Pin
Toddler Activities: Make your very own conversation heart with plaster of paris. Add a pin back or magnet.
- Plaster of Paris
Heart Plastic Candy Mold or Small Heart Silicone mold
Tempera or Acrylic Paint
Q-tips or Toothpicks to add designs
Small Stamps and Ink Pad
Glitter Glue (optional)
Box of Conversation Hearts Candy
Pin Back with Latch or magnet
Craft Glue such as Fabric-Tac
Acrylic Stray (optional)
- Container to mix plaster and spoon.
- Small piece of sandpaper (very fine grade)to sand edges
- Mix plaster in container with spoon according to directions. Due to the fine powder this should be done by an adult.
- Fill heart mold with plaster. Make it level using plastic knife and tap mold gently on surface to eliminate bubbles.
- Let dry about an hour or according to directions, and pop out of the mold.
- Let dry completely and sand any rough edges gently.
- Paint and let dry.
- Decorate with stamps, q-tips and paint or glitter glue. (see photos)
- For extra gloss, spray with an acrylic spray in a well ventilated area
- Glue pin or magnet to the back.
- PAINT A SOLID COLOR: For young toddlers, paint a solid color and adult spray with acrylic spray to make it shiny.
- WRITE A MESSAGE: Write out on post it notes or have a box of Conversation Hearts handy and have your child select one or make up one. Write using a skewer with paint
- STAMP A MESSAGE: The top picture is messages using mini alphabet stamps I found for a $1.00 at Michaels. The girls found the letters, lined them up and I helped guide where to stamp. Don't worry about even letters, the actual candy sayings are not perfectly lined up either!
- ADD GLITZ: Put a dab of glitter glue on surface and spread with paint brush.
- MAKE DESIGNS: Use a Q-tip, coffee stir or flat toothpick to make spots or stripes.