Saturday, February 12, 2011
This year, I wanted to make some valentines with the kids. But since one is only 2.25 and the other 9 months old... I didn't have a lot of options to get them involved.
So, I had my son (the older) color on a sheet of paper with purple, red, pink, and magenta. He pretty much just scribbles. But with direction, I can get him to scribble in certain area's of a paper. In the mean time, I folded sheets of paper into quarters, colored another sheet of paper almost solidly with crayons (I don't have colored construction paper, so I did this). And got out an ink-pad.
When my son was tired of coloring, I inked his hands and stamped the inside of one of the quarter-folded cards. And then did the same with daughter's feet. I could have done her hands, but I was doing 6 prints, and so that many stamps in quick succession would have been messy.
After I had all the papers stamped with hands and feet, and the sheet my son colored, and the sheet I colored. I cut hearts out of the paper he colored. And then cut out bigger hearts out of the sheet I colored, to frame his hearts. Then I just crayon wrote some "I heart U's on the front to go with mine/his heart combos. Dated the backs, had him scribble a little few "words" on the inside of his cards and they're ready for Grandma's and Daddy for Valentines Day