Fabric Art Work {Valentine’s Day Craft}

This art work project makes a great gift for that special someone.  Plus it’s a fun way to get the kids involved in a Valentine’s Day craft, too!  Kids Activities Blog hopes your child enjoys this project for creating beautiful art work on fabric.

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Art Work

Supplies Needed:

  • photo frame
  • fabric cut to the size of your frame
  • fabric scraps with fun designs
  • iron
  • scissors {a rotary cutter is also nice}
  • straight pins
  • cardboard larger than your fabric
  • fabric glue
  • fabric paint or fabric crayons

Valentine’s Day Craft

Iron your fabric if necessary. Cut your fabric to the size of your photo frame. I used an 11 x 14 frame, so I cut my white fabric to 11 inches by 14 inches. Pin your fabric to a piece of cardboard. I used a large cereal box folded in half so the pins wouldn’t poke my table.

We used pastel dye sticks {oil pastels} made for fabric instead of fabric paint this time. My 3 year old used the pastels like crayons to create his masterpiece on the fabric. He spent 40 minutes drawing with one color at a time, picking up the pastels, and placing them back in the box. Taking the pastels in and out of the box became a large part of the process for him. He was very much into creating lines on this particular day. Aiden eventually declared his art finished.

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Fabric Art

Follow the directions on your fabric paint or fabric crayons for setting the color to your fabric. Since the fabric isn’t going to be washed, it probably doesn’t matter too much, but I follow the directions anyway. Also, you could use regular paint or crayons to achieve a similar piece of art.

Now it’s time to add your fabric scraps to personalize the piece even more. I had this cute giraffe and heart fabric leftover. It seemed perfect for Valentine’s Day. I cut extra hearts out of some additional fabric scraps as well. Once the fabric scraps are positioned where you like them, add a little glue to keep them in place.

Here’s our finished art piece.

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Have fun creating your own piece of fabric art. Experiment with layering different pieces and shapes of fabric. Color or paint parts of the piece.

Let your child’s imagination lead the way.

More Kids Activities

Introduce fabric art work to your child as a new medium for their artistic creations.  It can be used for any art project, not just a Valentine’s Day craft.  Here are a few more fabric art projects you might be interested in:



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Trisha is a stay at home mom to her 3-year old son, Aiden. She writes about their adventures at Inspiration Laboratories, a blog dedicated to encouraging learning through creativity and play. Trisha is an educator with a passion for science literacy. It is never too early to start encouraging science learning (or any kind of learning for that matter). Follow along on Facebook, Twitter as @inspire_labs, Google+, and Pinterest.