Valentine’s Day Kids Craft !

This is another classic craft for Valentine’s day, the first time I did this I was barely older than my son. I was excited to see how much my son liked making it and it’s a great craft for families with various abilities, it’s easy to add lace, sequins, glitter etc… for older children. It also makes a great valentine to someone you love, my son gave away his hug to my sister as soon as she arrived for a visit .

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard or other sturdy paper, red paint, construction paper ( red and black), googly eyes, scissors and some glue.
  2. Draw one large heart and 2 smaller heart on the cardboard.
  3. Have your child paint the small hearts – I used this as a little mini lesson about small vs. large.
  4. Paint the large heart. Let dry.
  5. While that is drying , take your red paper and fan fold it. Cut two pieces off for the arms.
  6. Cut a mouth out of the black paper.
  7. When the paint is dry Cut out the hearts.
  8. Add the glue for the mouth and the eyes.
  9. Add the eyes and mouth.
  10. Glue the small hearts onto the ends of he arms for hands.
  11. Glue the arms to the big heart!
Book!

When I asked for book reviews I was inundated with reviews for this book “Snuggle Puppy” by Sandra Boynton, when I was out buying groceries today I saw it at the checkout and I snatched it up . Sandra Boynton is a preschool parents dream, short and easy to read melodic books with illustrations to die for. The story is simply a little love song about all the ways the dog loves the puppy, simple and touching. As an educator something I love is that the dogs don’t have an obvious race , they don’t even have an obvious gender which is perfect. Regardless of who loves who in your family your child can see you in the dog and themselves in the puppy! I think that is the perfect valentine!

Comments

  1. Katherine marie says

    LOVING this— so adorable and too cute for words!!! I did the footballs on Sunday and that was a big hit.

    YOUR IDEAS are MAGNIFICENT! Thanks for sharing. :) :)

    Katherine Marie

  2. Hannah says

    And if you like/buy the book “Snuggle Puppy,” it is very helpful to also get ahold of the book and CD “Philadelphia Chickens” by Sandra Boynton, because it has the Snuggle Puppy song on it. So nice to know the tune! We sing it a lot around here.

    (Maybe it’s downloadable from iTunes, too.)

  3. Angell says

    We ran out of everything red!! LOL. From red construction paper to red paint. We used pink instead lol. Guess I should buy red in bulk from now on.

  4. Allie says

    Mom – that’s so funny I learned it as “3 hugs a day” which is the reference in the title. I can’t remember all the words though , it’s been a while since I sang it.

  5. Infant Bibliophile says

    Thanks for this cute idea, and the wonderful site — your blog is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ll be adding your button to our blog and I’ve just added you to my reader. Can’t say we share your views on Snugglepuppy, although we love many other Sandra Boynton books (our favorites are The Going to Bed Book, Moo Bah Lalala, and Doggies).

  6. Ilena says

    LOVE Snuggle Puppy. I used to sing it to my girl while nursing her to sleep as an infant. great memories, will always be a favorite

Trackbacks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>