There are only a few more hours left to this Valentine’s Day and I wanted to share a quick recap of some Valentines the kids made for their Grandmas. The idea was simple, I wanted to create a large Valentine, you know the one’s you use to make back in the day, before the store bought foldable kind. Think big hearts and even bigger decorations.
For this I simply cut out two hearts from a cardboard box. Then I l taped crepe paper around the edges. This craft is two parts. Day one the kids painted. Now pink and red are not usually a boys favorite color so I basically let him one color of choice and then fills the empty space with shades of pink, reds and white.
This is great for hand eye coordination as well as teaching letters. Liam spent at least a whole minute creating a letter and now knows the letters L U and V. Then I just let them go to town, decorating with whatever they wanted, however they liked. No boundaries.
Any one else out there create home-made Valentines? Send me a picture if you did. Andy tells me I do too much for Valentine’s Day and I think it’s because we are stuck inside a lot during winter and in my opinion, there’s no better time to craft. Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo