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A Kid DIY Valentine

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A Kid DIY Valentine

If you’ve got a budding artist, put him (or her) to work. Invite him to create an original piece for his valentine class exchange. Don’t you remember what it was like getting a valentine from your special friends?

Once the artwork is complete, “reproduce” it! A color copy machine is perfect… you’re half way done!

Mount the artwork onto a beautiful valentine themed sheet of paper. (We found a red, velvet type of construction paper at a craft store.) Then roll it up into a scroll, tie some pretty ribbon around it and voilà… you are DONE! Your child can hand out his/her unique, one of a kind Valentine to all those special someones.

Here’s an example of what Jackson created for his kindergarten class. Only a six year old could come up with this. It’s an elephant blowing heart kisses out into the world. A tiny green bird sits atop the elephant tweeting out hearts!

What will your little Valentine come up with?

Happy Valentines Day!

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Funny Valentine: Last Minute DIY

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Funny Valentine: Last Minute DIY

It’s a crazy week leading up to Valentine’s Day: classroom party preps, valentines and celebration! So how about setting up your kids for a fast DIY valentine?

My two boys (6 and 7) love making valentines, but it can get taxing on everyone when the project is too complicated. So here’s our version of a last minute valentine your kids will be happy to share with their friends. This project only took us one hour!

While the kids are at school, cut out red hearts and puckered up lips. Then set up the assembly line!

Now kids are ready to begin. First, kids can write a love note on one side of the heart and then get to decorating their sweet, funny valentine.

What you need:
-Cut outs: Heart shapes and puckered up lips
-googly eyes
-pipe cleaners
-lollipops
-glue, tape

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