Hot Glue Stencil Heart

We've always been a bit nervous about hot glue, but as long as you supervise very carefully - and for younger children do all the gluey bits yourself - this is a great craft to tie into different themes and holidays, or just experiment with. We decided to do a heart for Valentine's Day.

Hot Glue Stencil Heart

You will need:

  • A sheet of plastic (we used a plastic folder pocket)
  • A hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Spray paint
  • Card (we used an art canvas we had available)

Instructions:

  • Using the glue gun draw a heart shape on the plastic. Make a doodly pattern in the middle of the heart.
  • Leave aside to cool.
  • When the glue has set, peel it off the plastic and arrange it carefully on the surface you are painting.
  • Following the directions on the paint, in a well ventilated area, apply a coat of spray paint to the surface.
  • Leave to dry and then remove the stencil to see the outline.
  • We think the painted stencil looks pretty enough to display too!

Our stencilled art canvas
Our stencilled art canvas

The original hot glue stencil
The original hot glue stencil - so pretty!

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