There really isn't anything more fitting on Valentines Day than a handmade card with a little something sweet. My daughter has just recently been telling me about a little crush she has in preschool... It's funny to hear her talk about "getting married" at 4 years old (read: "parenthood is scary business!!!"), but it comes from such an innocent and sweet place. So I thought I'd make a craft for her to participate in making for all her preschool buddies this year. Aren't these cute?!
Supplies needed for 2 valentines:
4 strips of felt cut to 2" wide by 8" wide (the width of a pre-cut sheet).
tacky glue or a glue gun
a marking pen
We're starting with 2 strips of felt, about 2 inches by 8 inches. Cut one strip down to 1.5 inches width.
These are your cutting lines. Don't bother speaking in measurements to kids- measurements make adults comfortable, but they can be confusing to kids (which can be the catalyst for frustration and angst between you and your offspring... you know what I mean :)). And we're all trying to have a good time, right?!
Just remember that scissors that are too dull can be more frustrating, making them more dangerous. So use whatever scissors make you comfortable.
Look at that cute little chevron piece....
Use the chevron to make feathers and hearts for the arrows. Use the rectangle left over to make fringe for a rocket. Folding in half before cutting shapes makes for a better, more symmetrical shape, but it can be hard for littles to hold. Do what works for you!
And slide your pencil in there. Before you cut, use the pencil as a guide to make cutting marks.
Any kind of tacky glue or hot glue works for this- runny glues (like super glue and maybe even elmers) just soak into the fabric and don't hold the pieces together. Apply your shapes now to these glued bridge-like parts.
I know, I'm so witty....
This is the valentine that is going to Cassidy's newly betrothed....
Aren't they cute?!! Nothing like a little something handmade! If you want to make a couple of these FAST, I have the kits at the shop all packaged up and ready to go! Come getcha' one.
Happy Valentines, Sweets! xoxo, the Finch