Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day Craft Part 1 and 2

Hello everyone! Since I last blogged we've just been doing our day-to-day thing, preparing for Owen's arrival, and we've gotten some bad weather (but really, who hasn't?). We had a little tree on the side of our back yard, and with all the ice lately it just... kind of fell over.

Liam had a fun time exploring the fallen tree. He never noticed it when it was upright, but as soon as it fell it became cool....

This year I decided that we should make Valentines to send to Liam's grandparents and great-grandparents. We had to do it in stages because we used paint (joy) but so far we've had a lot of fun doing it. I've really been trying to spend more time on crafts and art with Liam, even if it's just a little bit of coloring. 
Anyway, for parts one and two of our craft this is what we needed: white paper, red and pink construction paper, red paint, scissors, red and black Sharpie markers (or other permanent markers), a glue stick, and stickers. 
Valentine's Day Craft Part 1
I cut all of my paper into heart shapes (same size). Then, I set Liam up at our dining room table with a smock and some easel paper taped to the table to protect it. Once he was settled I gave him the pink and red colored hearts and the red paint and let him go to town on ONE SIDE of the hearts. I tried to make sure I got at least one hand print on the heart, just because I thought it was cute. 

Then, after the paint was dry I glued a white heart to the non-painted side of the red & pink hearts. I used permanent markers to write a Valentine's Day message on the white side of the heart. 

Valentine's Day Craft Part 2
Once everything was completely dry (and Liam had been cleaned up after painting) I gave Liam some red, pink, and magenta crayons and asked him to color all over the white side of the heart (the side I wrote his message on). I consider this his "signature". 

After Liam was done coloring on all the Valentines we broke out the stickers! I gave him stickers to decorate the back (painted side) of his heart. 

So that is part 1 & 2 of our Valentine's Day craft. Part 3 will be posted soon, which will mostly involve decorating the envelopes. It may not seem like a lot, but we're proud of it and I'm sure Liam's grandparents and great-grandparents will love it.