My littlest is obsessed with Valentine’s Day, especially Valentine Hearts. I do not use the word obsessed lightly! Ya know when your kids starts to like something, and after a while it’s a bit annoying, but give it 6 months and they move on to something else? Well, the Valentine Heart obsession has been going on for 3 years. All year long she awaits valentines day so we can make more hearts then usual, and give them away. She loves to knock on peoples door, walk right in to their home to see their pet, and give out gifts. (This is more then a little nerve-racking for the me, we generally stop from walking in).
Anyway, this year Valentine’s is upon us, so I found an easy craft I thought my 5 year old could do. And ya know what? She got the hang of it and did much of it. She even got into the details and this kept her attention the whole time. I felt like singing praises.
Giving Valentine Hearts to others is most of the fun
We decided to give this Valentine Heart to her beloved Grandpa, who started he cancer treatments that day. She was so excited to share a heart with him, it was cute. And of course Grandpa loved it. Please notice her signature smiley face inside the heart? Every heart she makes has a smiley face inside.
What You Need
- Tissue paper
5 Simple Steps
1-Cut out a heart
2-Rip tissue paper into small pieces (the size is all up to how large you want the heart)
3-Wrap the tissue paper on the end of the pencil
4-Dip it into glue
5-Place the tissue onto the heart. Make sure you clump them together, so none of the paper shows.
That is it, so simple. My 5 year old love making this valentine heart and even began to understand the clumping. She made sure, on her own, that no paper was showing. This was a big deal for me.