Crazy Hearts Club

1-Art club hearts

Art club students created these wild and crazy patterned hearts collages. We meet every other Wednesday morning before school. This group is comprised of 4th and 5th graders, boys and girls at the end of the class they always surprise me with such unique and fun projects!



Day 1. Use previously glued together craft sticks. Use model magic to create the hearts shapes. Let Dry.

Next, paint the sticks with fun patterns and designs and let dry.

Day 2. Paint the base of the model magic hearts and add patterns. Add smaller, additional patterns to the background craft sticks. Lastly, add buttons to each corner of the background with glue.


  • Lori Decoite

    February 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

    fun and colorful!

  • Mrs. C

    February 3, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    February 3, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Wow! Did you use acrylic because the colors look so vibrant on wood?

  • Paintedpaper

    February 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Thanks! No we just used tempera paint. I use prang and dick blick. They are pretty opaque and my students really apply it on heavy.

  • Phyl

    February 4, 2012 at 3:40 am

    These are great! Love the bright colors and patterns!

  • Anonymous

    February 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Laura – I found your blog! Awesome!! You are such an awesome teacher and we are so blessed to have you! JB enjoyed looking at pics. πŸ˜‰ Angie

  • Paintedpaper

    February 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Aww Thanks Angie! πŸ™‚

  • Martha

    February 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I ABSOLUTELY love these:)

  • Dawn Hartigan

    February 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I know what you mean about feeling like 4 -6th graders are really there just to socialize, but you must be doing something right because these are awesome. Your kids must feel safe with you and happy or they wouldn't talk at all – like the first day of school.

  • Paintedpaper

    February 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks Dawn that is really sweet.

  • Siggadisart

    October 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Great idea, Im going to try it with my students. πŸ™‚

  • Teresa Mallett

    January 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Do they paint the sticks before or after they are glued together?

  • Paintedpaper

    February 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    They painted the patterns after the sticks were glued together. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    February 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Rachelle – I have a 5th grade Art Club after school but am curious how you like before school and how long does it last…45 minutes or an hour? Love your blog. πŸ™‚

  • Paintedpaper

    February 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Awww thanks for your kind words. I like art club better in the morning. (3rd and 4th graders) I am ready to teach and excited about their awesome projects. I have them for 40 minutes. πŸ™‚

  • Shanna

    January 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    This is probably a dumb question but did you glue with Elmer's?

  • Paintedpaper

    January 31, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Hi Shanna, I used Elmer's Glue All for the sticks and Tacky Glue to hold down the Model Magic Hearts

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