Easy Cotton Ball Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this DIY multimedia card is the perfect creation for your loved ones and friends! Cotton ball heart painting is a super easy Valentine’s Day craft for kids of any age, we took it a step further and used OOLY’s gorgeous watercolors as a base for this Valentine craft. Whether you use it as a card or a decoration, it is sure to make everyone smile this February!

Time Duration: 30-60 minutes 

Skill Level: Beginner 

OOLY Products Needed

Other Items Needed: 

  • Ruler
  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Cotton Balls


White sketch paper with a ruler and scissors on a brown table
Hand using scissors to cut along a line on white paper

Step 1: Begin by taking a piece of paper from the Lil’ Watercolor Pad and measure it with a ruler and cut it to make a perfect square.

Hand holding green paint brush over watercolor pods and colorful art

Step 2: Begin painting the square piece with the Lil’ Watercolor Paint Pods. You can get creative with this part and use whatever colors or design you choose. We went with a sunset-like theme!

Hand using scissors to cut heart out of white sketchbook paper
Cut out hearts on top of colorful valentine's day cards near paint set

Step 3: Take another piece of paper from the Lil’ Watercolor Pad and fold it in half to cut out a heart. You can make the heart as big or as little as you wish.

Hand holding cotton ball and adding paint to valentine's day card

Step 4: Place the heart in the center of the square paper and hold it in place while dipping your cotton ball in the Lil’ Poster Paint Pods and then dabbing it along the edge of the heart to create the heart like shape. Do this as many times as you’d like. You can fill the entire paper or dab just along the outline of the heart. Remove the paper heart so it does not stick to your square paper and let it dry.

Colorful Valentine's Day Cards with paints on a table

Step 5: Use your Stampables to create fun messages in the middle of the heart. Feel free to decorate this as you please! You could even leave it blank and use as a cute heart decoration for the month of February.

If you have children, grandkids, or are a teacher, this would be a perfect easy and fun watercolor craft project to do with your littles. Enjoy!

We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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