Valentine's Day CraftsLove is in the air and your child is feeling creative this Valentine's Day. These simple craft projects are easy and fun ways for your little one to express his admiration to teachers, friends, grandparents and…you!
Using store-bought heart-shaped doilies or hand-cut construction paper hearts, have your child glue the bottom ends of two hearts together, to create "butterfly" wings. Use markers to draw in a face and antennae or glue on fuzzy pom poms and antennae for a more bug-like creation. Help your child write love note on the wings like, "you make my heart flutter,"and create a butterfly garden for loved ones.
Heart Print Cards
I'm a sucker for anything that has my daughters' hands or fingerprints. I love these kinds of moment-in-time remembrances. Last week, on one of our many snow days, I set both of my daughters up with washable paint and construction paper, and briefly showed them how to dip their index fingers into pink and red paints, then stamp their prints in a V-shape to create a fingerprint heart. They caught on quickly and politely told me I could leave the room…so that they could get busy creating. An hour later, they were not done! They made cards for me (keepers!), for their teachers, for grandparents and for classmates. Now, all we have to do is deliver them…
Be Mine. Hug Me. My Girl. "Hey! We can do better that that!" my daughter proclaimed, referring to the candy hearts I was pouring into a dish. And so we did. Using only colored construction paper, scissors, markers, and our imaginations, we created our own collection of conversation hearts and have been exchanging them as timely love notes all week. I slip one into my daughter's lunch box, she puts one on her sister's pillow, and my husband finds one on his computer keyboard. We're paying it forward this season with our homemade conversation hearts and heartfelt messages of love.
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