A Valentine Bed!
January 31, 2012 by Heather
Valentines Day is coming up and I like to find ways to include my kids in showing love for each of the members of our family. Today I’m sharing a fun way I got my daughter to help me show some love for her Daddy. This can be done for anyone, though!
My kids love getting the chance to work on crafts, and they are thrilled when I let them use scissors, so this activity was a big hit! Check out the final product:
Obviously not everyone has a bed with a place to hang hearts from (we don’t anymore- this picture is from when we did this a couple of years ago), but this can be duplicated anywhere in your house that you can hang hearts up! They can be hung individually or strung like a banner.
All you need is this:
- colored paper (card stock is great but construction paper is easier for little hands to cut)
- scissors (or kid scissors if they’re doing the cutting)
- a pen or pencil
- a hole punch
- ribbon or string (anything to hang the hearts with)
Start by drawing upside down “teardrops” onto folded paper and let your kids cut them out and unfold them to make hearts. (Process shown below)
This is almost like magic to a child- they think it’s great that they can cut one shape & unfold it to make another! (Never underestimate the joy that can come from a seemingly simple craft).
Next, you can write something you love about dad (or whomever you’re doing this for) on each heart- number them if you like, and make as many as you want! When we originally did this, we made a list on the computer, printed it, cut out the strips & glued them onto the hearts.
Punch a hole, tie some string, repeat, & you’re on your way to a beautiful, love-packed surprise for anyone who is loved for lots of reasons!
I hope you’ll get your kids & have some fun with this simple activity- these are the things they’ll remember!
P.S. You can find more fun Valentine activities at my blog, Raising Memories, and all over the HowDoesShe site!