I made these as pinata stuffers/party favors for my daughter's birthday party. Her theme was obviously Moana, and so I figured I should make something to go along with that theme--Hearts of Te Fiti were perfect! I was originally thinking of making the hearts with polymer clay, or spray painting river stones. But, as it happened, I was strolling through Walmart and came across some green glass gem stones in the home decor aisle. They were $1. I figured I could try drawing the swirl onto the gem with a green permanent marker. And violá! It worked! The marker showed up well and didn't rub off! FYI- the hear of Te Fiti is a swirl with some other (seemingly) random markings. The small gems and the marker tip didn't allow for an exact replica of all of the details in the heart, so I just did the swirl (that's all anyone even remembers about the heart anyway) and a couple random markings just to give the impression that the heart isn't just a swirl. The girls LOVED the hearts of Te-Fiti! They were such a big hit! And as an added bonus, the gems "glow" when you put them up to the light, just like the real one! An extra girl showed up to the party, and her mom asked if she could have a Te Fiti heart. I didn't have any extra, so I made another one for her right there on the spot. It took all of of 30 seconds to make it!
So there you have it--a cheap, quick and easy Heart of Te-Fiti. Hey, even if you just need one, it's still only $1!