This week we have taken a “break” from our regular curriculum and we focused on crafts and baking in a little preparation for Valentine’s Day. These are the few crafts we have worked on. Hope you enjoy it and might get inspired to make them with your kids or why not, on your own!
Let me share first what I did. Positively Splendid offers free printables for Valentine’s book marks. I did some for my family and some friends.
These bookmarks were very easy to make (since a design was already available). I just printed on white card stock, wrote on them, and then laminated them.
After laminating, I cut and hole punched the bookmarks, and added an orange ribbon. They are ready to give out.
Now to share the crafts we did with the kids.
DIY Shaped Crayons
This proyect is all over Pinterest (Got to love Pinterest!)
First we peeled and broke in pieces several crayons, and we placed them in a mini cupcake baking sheet. (We were actually going to make hearts, but my shipment with the heart mold didn’t arrive…that’s another story…).
After baking them for 10 minutes at 240 Degrees Fahrenheit, to melt, we took them out of the oven and set it to cool so that it would solidify once again in its new shape. And voilá! Round crayons! : )
We placed them in popsicle bags, and added a simple label made of card stock and tied them with ribbons.
Hanging Heart Mobile
This cute idea I got from Celebrating Holidays and it works best with paper plates, but we worked with what we had at hand, so we used foam plates. I cut out the center of two plates, and handed the rings to Estefania to decorate as she wanted.
I then drew hearts on construction paper and she cut them out.
I helped her by adding the string through a tiny hole with a needle through the heart and taping it in the inside of one of the rings. Then we glued both rings together, and Estefania added sparkly foam stickers.
Mini Paper Roses
You wouldn’t think it is, but this roses are easy to make. You can see the full tutorial at Dozi Design.
First I cut 4 x 4 in. pieces of construction paper (a sturdier type of paper could be used).
Then I drew a spiral on it:
Estefania had a good practice cutting several of these:
Then I folded from the outer end, and that was it! Just add glue on the bottom so that it stays in place.
They are ready to be added to cards or other crafts.
Hand Print Heart
4)Loose glitter or glitter glue
5)Foamy sparkly heart stickers (optional)
This one I got the “inspiration” from The Idea Room. I helped them with “stamping” their hands on the paper, and then we added glitter and sparkly heart stickers to decorate.
Hope you all have a happy and blessed Valentine’s Day! Let’s just remember that there is no greater love than the one given to us by God. “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”. (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)