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Printing Hearts


Give each child a piece of white construction paper and heart shapes cut from red tissue paper. Have children carefully brush white vinegar over their white papers. Next children should cover their white papers with red tissue-paper hearts. As the papers dry, the red hearts will fall off, leaving red heart prints on the white paper.

Note: Because vinegar has an odor, you might consider this as an outdoor activity you live in an area where the weather is nice.


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