Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Couple of Valentines Day Projects

We made Valentine's Lei's for the kid's Gymboree teachers the other day. You can find the full directions and see where I got my idea here. But the basics are just paper hearts, cut up straws and a piece of cording for stringing. I drew the hearts and had Little Bean do all of the cutting. He did GREAT! He has recently figured out how to draw and cut out hearts, so this was good practice. For Miss O, I prepared everything beforehand and just had her do the stringing.

And we made these heart sun catchers yesterday. I've seen these all over the blogs, so I won't credit one source. To make, I cut out the heart shape, stuck it to contact paper, let them decorate, and then contact papered the other side as well. The kids really enjoyed these projects, but the prep work was a bit much for me. I'm glad they get to do a lot of crafts at Gymboree, because I just don't have the stamina to cut out all the tiny pieces lately!


Mama to 3 Blessings said...

what cute ideas! I love the straw with the hearts! I enjoy reading your blog - I have an award for you - you can grab it here:
:) Nicole

Jen Wells said...

very cute craft ideas! i have not seen either one of these before, but i have been out of the preshcool loop for awhile.

Lori said...

Love the sun catcher!

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