I have to admit, I was shocked when I saw giant heart shaped boxes of chocolates lining the shelves for Valentine’s Day. Normally I don’t find chocolate offensive, but the day after New Years? I could not believe my eyes.
I had barely recovered from the whirlwind of Christmas and New Years and now I had another holiday staring me down? Instead of feeling anxious, I decided to take the hint. I was going to take the chocolates and decorations as a big, fat hint to stop procrastinating.
I suddenly had an unlimited supply of heart themed items to craft with my kids with. Instead of waiting until the day before to decorate for Valentine’s, I was going to start decorating now…smack in the middle of January!
I was also going to get a jump on my kid’s party favors for their classmates. I was definitely not going to be racking my brain the day before their Valentine’s Day parties trying to think of a “candy/peanut/food free” treat for their friends.
Not this year. This year I am taking the hint and getting a jump on the festivities! If you find yourself feeling extra Valentine-y, I think you and your children should join us. Grab your kids and sit them down to decorate their own adorable hanging heart for their door. I promise they will smile every time they walk past one!
KID'S CRAFT: HANGING HEART DECORATION
Wooden heart shape
Tissue paper (red, pink, orange etc.)
Elmer’s white school glue
Ribbon or vine
Cut the tissue paper into 1 inch by 4 inch strips.
Pour Elmer’s white school glue into a shallow dish. This will make it easier for little fingers to dunk their tissue paper into.
Have your kids squish up the strips of tissue paper one strip at a time. Have them dunk it into the glue and firmly press onto their wooden heart shape.
Heat up your glue gun, make w=sure little fingers are far away from you and the hot glue. Make a loop with either ribbon or vine and hot glue it to the back of the heart. Allow for it to dry.
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