When they were dry I found some thick wool/ yarn in pink, red and purple shades and cut them into manageable lengths for working with (each no longer than arm length.)
I stuck the end onto the back of one of the hearts using sellotape and then demonstrated how to push the yarn through the middle, then around the outside and back, wrapping it around the border tightly. Cakie picked up the idea much more quickly than I imagined and I left her to do it her own way, wrapping some widely and at an angle, leaving spaces and sometimes even loose. We were not aiming for a “cookie-cutter” result, but a process-driven art activity (as with most of our art ideas!)
I helped her by taping down the ends as she reached them, then she chose which colour to work with next. I also helped her finish them off each time that she wanted to move onto the next heart (she wanted to do about half of each and every one, but they required some patience and she did ask me to help in the end!)
When they were finished I trimmed off any loose ends, lay them over a long piece of yarn and stuck them down firmly with tape.
They are then easy to hang up at the window (or from the ceiling if you have a hook at the ready!)
Simple but very pretty and effective and perfect as a decoration for Valentine’s Day (or for any time of year!)