We always love the craft ideas that come in our High Five magazine, and this month’s was perfect for Valentine’s Day! Before you begin, you’ll need to buy sticker paper, which can be found at any craft store.
On the sticker paper, I drew the outlines of several hearts.
Now it was up to Travis to color them in with pink and red crayons or colored pencils. This was great practice for coloring inside the lines!
(Note: Big kids can not only color in their hearts, but draw the outline of the shape as well).
I cut out the heart stickers, and Travis helped peel off the backing to attach to index cards, which I had folded in half. We added extra heart stickers from the store as well – the more the merrier.
On the inside of the index card, we wrote Valentine’s notes to all of his cousins. Travis grabbed a colored pencil and told me he was writing “Love Travis.”
Although I filled in most of the actual detail on these cards – the words, adding enough stickers to each – I could tell Travis was so proud to be making something special for his loved ones, and that’s part of what I wanted to teach him as to what Valentine’s Day is all about.
Don’t forget a special trip to the post office to send your Valentine’s cards on their way!