I know. I’ve already made Valentines this week.
But I have two kids. Which means two preschool classes. Which means I get to break out the red and pink cardstock TWICE.
I’ll probably be trying to convince the girls to make Valentines into their high school years. That’s not THAT weird, is it?
This post is a special one because it is a part of the monthly #MyFavoriteBloggers themed posts. This month, our theme was “hearts”. At the end of this post, please visit the other wonderful heart-shaped projects created by my dear friends.
The materials needed for these sweet little Valentines can be found at the dollar store.
You will need:
Red, orange and white cardstock
The heart-shapes were easily cut out by kidlets – I folded the cardstock in half and traced half of a heart on one side.
Sometimes we craft in our jammies. It happens.
Lucy did her best to cut out heart shapes. Her three-year old hands were determined to do the same things that her sister’s did.
Larger hearts were cut from the pinky-red cardstock, while smaller hearts were cut from the white cardstock.
Using glue dots, the hearts were layered on top of each other and sandwiched together.
This is a task that Lucy was more than able to handle. The glue dots quickly became her favourite task.
Once the hearts were assembled, I punched out a hole on either side of the hearts. I had to punch through a few times to make a hole large enough for the pencil to slip through.
I found that it took a grown-ups’ hand to slip the pencils through the heart.
From the orange cardstock, I cut a triangle “point” and “feather” for the arrow.
Two more glue-dots and the Valentine is complete! A quick and easy (and pre-schooler friendly) craft.
With a little gift: a pencil for each child.
It took us about an hour to whip up 20 little Valentines, ready to be slipped into those sweet little heart-dotted envelopes.
And if you’re looking for more inspiration in the shape of hearts, visit the spaces of my friends, the #MyFavoriteBloggers collective:
From left to right, top to bottom: Printable Minion Valentine from The Benson Street, Easy Crochet Heart Pattern from Repeat Crafter Me, Free True Love Valentine’s Printable from Pitter and Glink, Glitter Heart Burlap Banner from Happy Go Lucky, Needle Felted Heart Key-chain from Petals to Picots, Simple Heart Chocolate Valentine’s from 1 Dog Woof, Handmade Valentines from Suburble, Solid Lotion Bars from 4 You with Love, Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes from The Thinking Closet, Felt Valentine Treat Pouches from Do Small Things with Love, Etched Champagne Flutes from Happy Hour Projects, Heart Owl Valentines with Your Kid’s Art from Creative B, and Heat Transfer Vinyl Heart Onesie from It Happens in a Blink.
These wonderful women are some of my most favourite creative people.
Please visit their little spots on the internet and see what amazing things they’ve been up to:
From left to right, top to bottom, here are this month’s #MyFavoriteBloggers: Marilyn from 4 You with Love, Sky from Creative Capital B, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Lauren from Thinking Closet, Tara from Suburble, Nancy from Do Small Things with Love, Emily from The Benson Street, Kara from Happy Go Lucky, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me, ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof, Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, and Kara from Petals to Picots.
Love the pencil becoming an arrow. Adorable!
OH, I absolutely LOVED doilies at Valentine’s Day when I was a little girl!
VERY cute idea! I might be stealing this one. I got a load of red velvet pencils from the Christmas sales. This would be perfect for Ruby’s classmates!
I just love to see your girls crafting with you. Such sweeties!
That’s such a sweet easy idea
So cute, Tara! And I love that the kids can help too 🙂
First of all – this is so cute, and kids love to help with crafts! My daughter even asked for a pair of scissors for Christmas, and keeps telling me she’s “working” when she is drawing and cutting. 😉
Second… the kids are in jammies 100% of the time during winter in our house, unless they are leaving the house. 😛 It’s so much easier. 😉
Bette@ somerset Lane
I love this! Great kids craft! Perfect for my 7 year old! I’m pinning this!
So adorable Tara- your Valentines are cute too. Love that the girls made them ‘themselves’! Somehow these throw me back to my childhood…
These are adorable! I love that the arrows are pencils!
So cute! Connor would love to make these and I love how easy they are to make!!
What a great craft for kids! If mine can sit for that long, I’d make this too, and your photos of them are too cute! You’ve struck me through the heart with the adorableness 🙂
amy @ one artsy mama
Cuteness!!! Love that the kids get a pencil too!