Sweet Heart Pin
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Sweet Heart Pin

Age Range: 3-5
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Candy or candle mold
  • Crayola® Model Magic®, white
  • Tissue paper (various colors and prints)
  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue
  • Mod Podge®
  • Pin with self-adhesive

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor
  • Virtue

Project Instructions

  1. Mold the heart. Use Model Magic in the heart mold. Allow to dry. This should be done on day one.
  2. The next day allow the students to tear and glue small pieces (½ inch x ½ inch) of tissue paper using various colors and prints. Overlap the pieces of tissue paper so you do not see any of the white heart.
  3. After the tissue paper has dried, use Mod Podge® on top of the heart.
  4. After the Mod Podge® dries attach pin on the back.


Don't forget to let the students sign the back of the pin and date it. It will be a special pin for mom for many years.


Another great class project for Mother's Day! Students will learn how to make a heart pin while reflecting on what they love about Mom. Help students select one adjective that describes her.

My mom is very ________. (Funny? Kind? Caring? Creative?)

Then have them respond to the following writing prompt:

I know this is true because I remember a time when she_________________.

For an extra touch of holiday sweetness, provide the prompts on a heart-shaped piece of construction paper and have students give it to Mom along with the pin. Hearts will be melting all around town!

Tip: Don't forget to have students sign and date the back of their pins.