Valentine's Day is approaching and I have been a little disappointed with my utter lack of Valentine's decorations. Now that my children are getting a pinch older, I am surprised by how excited they get over holidays. Even a holiday like Valentine's Day. When I asked my daughter why she was looking forward to Cupid's special day, I was expecting something along the lines of getting to eat candy.
Instead, my adorable daughter told me:
"Because it's for loving. We get to tell each other how much we love each other."
The next morning as she sat at the table feverishly cutting out paper hearts, I thought we could come up with a "keeper" craft for Valentine's Day. Something she could pull out and hang up each and every Love Day.
So I went spelunking in my pantry and found one really big roll of twine…
Red acrylic paint
Make a heart mold out of tinfoil. Take 8 inch by 12 inch sheet of tinfoil. Fold into a strip 1 inch wide. Once you have your strip, fold over again to a half inch strip. Sharply crease your strip. Shape into a heart shape. Tape open ends together. Place on a tin foil covered cookie sheet.
Cut your twine. I measured out two 3 foot lengths for each heart. Dip into paper mache paste and thoroughly coat. Squeeze excess glue off the twine. Lay into heart molds.
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