Make a Tissue Heart


Make a 3-D Tissue Heart for Valentines Day to brighten up a bulletin board, hang on a door knob, or tie onto a special valentine's gift. Using just tissue and glue and construction paper, make a decorative heart to brighten up someone's day. A good activity to help strengthen fine motor skills.
How to make a Valentine tissue heart.


  • 1 piece of construction paper or cardstock (white or red)
  • Red and white tissue paper
  • Elmer's Non-Toxic Glue)
  • Pencil with erase (can be unsharpened for safety purposes)
  • Ribbon about 6" to hang heart with.
  • Packing tape or Aleene's Craft Glue to attach ribbon securely


  • Cut tissue into 1.5" squares. It is easiest to cut squares with a paper cutter.
  • Take one of the square tissue pieces. Put a small dot of glue on the heart shape.
  • Using the pencil, place eraser in center of tissue and twist tissue a little round the eraser and press onto glue.
  • Repeat with red on the outside to complete heart.
  • Attach ribbon loop in back to hang heart with.

Tips to Make the Tissue Heart

  • If child is having difficulty with the pencil eraser method, simply have them use pointer finger to wrap tissue around and place on glue.
  • Fold tissue up and cut with a paper cutter is much quicker and easier to measure.

Other Ideas

  • Roll tissue into small balls and glue on. We have some other activities here that use this technique.
  • Use different colors or find another heart pattern online.
  • Frame in a shadow box or send as a card.
  • Discuss heart shape and show how you fold a paper in half. If child is old enough and familiar with using scissors, let them cut the heart out.

Other Heart Activities

Stained Glass Hearts

This gorgeous activity makes these Stained Glass Heart mobile and Card Perfect for a Valentines Day project or to make a set of cards.
How to make stained glass hearts.