OK so they're not quite the same as candy hearts, but they were fun to make.
Inspiration: My 3-year old loves to help me decorate the house for holidays and she loves to paint at her easel. Since most her paintings are just big blobs of color, I thought it would be cute to cut them out in heart shapes to hang them as decorations. I wanted to add some words to them as well.
How We Made Them: My daughter painted on large sheets at her easel. I always try to restrict her to about 3 colors (and try not to let them be a combination that makes brown!). We hung them on the clothesline in our basement to dry. The next day, I used a Sharpie to draw a large heart and cut them out. Then I wrote out block letters with sayings from Valentine's Candy on them. Finally, we taped them to the wall in the hallway.
- We made some that are mostly green and shamrock shaped for St. Patrick's Day (they're still up on the wall).
- As long as you can come up with a large shape, you could do them for any holiday.
- After drying, you could also make these multi-media by gluing on pictures cut out from magazines or shapes cut out of construction paper (or my personal favorite, small shapes cut for paint samples).