3 super simple. 1 super messy. And 1 super sweet.
The simple ones:
I cut out some hearts, the boys painted them in Valentine’s colors, and then we folded them in half to mix the colors and then opened them to see the final product.
I printed heart templates, ripped up scraps of pink and red construction paper, and had the boys glue the paper onto the hearts to make valentines.
I cut heart shapes in pink and red, and the boys glued some yarn pieces on top for decoration. (Sweet Pea’s is the top one.)
Now, the messy one:
We’ve done a similar project before, but this was obviously Valentine’s-themed because we used hearts.
I put shaving cream in a tray and added some red and pink paint on top. Then we put the heart papers on top and squished them down. We used clothespins for holding them because. Love Bug has been really against getting paint or anything on his hands for a while. But then he decided to go crazy, and they both ended up sticking their hands in it to play with it. (A very red bath soon followed.)
After we took the papers out, I scraped the excess shaving cream off. This is how they turned out.
And the sweet project (which was also really simple):
I printed out a large heart template and drew lines on it to break it into segments. For each part, I had Love Bug tell me something that he loves. Then, he glued it down onto a sheet of red construction paper. The plan then was to use watercolors to paint over each segment with a different color. It didn’t quite come out that neat, but it’s still a nice variety of colors.
I love projects like this where he has to share something (like our thankful turkey) because it’s so cute to see what he says. And I think it could really be something that’s done every year to see how the answers change.
You can find more of our Valentine projects here.