My daughter and I had SO much fun putting this together, that I thought I'd share it with you. Make an adorable Valentine's card for friends and relatives in minutes.
Leftover wrapping paper or other "pretty" paper (optional)
Parent, trace a large heart onto one side of a piece of construction paper. Use any color you like, such as white, pink or red.
Parent, cut out the heart leaving about a quarter inch all the way around. It should look like a semi heart shaped "blob" when you're done.
Parent, cut different colors of construction paper and/or other paper (I used left over wrapping paper) into various shapes. I found it easiest to cut the paper into a long rectangular strip, then cut the strip into small triangles. This was quick and easy, but you can cut the paper into any shapes, or even use a punch out heart from a craft store.
Mix the pieces up in a little bowl so many different colors are present.
The fun part:
Place the heart shaped blob on a piece of newspaper, with the traced heart facing down. Gently go over it with the glue stick. Instruct your child to choose paper from the bowl and place it on the heart. My three year old loved making her own designs and deciding where each color went. Let them overlap the papers and go over the edges as much as they want to, as it adds dimension to the project when it's done.
Once the paper is covered with pretty paper shapes, simply let it dry and cut the heart out. You have a very unique card! You can write a message on the empty side of the heart, or (as I did), print a short note and picture of your child. Don't forget to add the date, and I guarantee that grandparents will pull this out and enjoy it for many years to come.
Reprinted with permission.
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