I come from a family of artists. When I was a little girl, I used to love looking at my aunt’s and uncle’s artwork. My aunt used to make beautiful landscapes and scenes using nothing but grains and I loved them. My daughter and I have dabbled a little with grain crafts. We made colored oat fall trees and textured shape mountains.
Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us quickly and we thought it was time for another grainy project. We grabbed a handful of rice, oats, barley, popcorn and elbow macaroni and separated them in a tin.
We cut hearts out of red construction paper and drew different shaped lines across each heart to separate the variety of grains.
We squeezed glue onto one section at a time.
We chose a grain and pressed it into the glue filled section.
Once we filled up the first section, we moved to the next section and glued down a different grain and kept going with this process until we filled up our hearts to our liking.
I love the earthy look of these hearts. They were easy and fun to make, albeit a little messy. My daughter loved digging her hands into the grains. The elbow macaroni was her favorite. She used the leftover grains in her play kitchen to make soup for me and her babies.
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