Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share how special the people around you are. Our kids really have got into it this year. Here are a few of the things that our family has done to make the day special.
I have 2 giant heart shaped cookie sheets. My kiddos love to help in the kitchen. This week we made 7 of these giant cookies to share with friends. The recipe is super simple, and without realizing it the kids are working on math facts while creating. Love it!
Last year I made the girls these adorable twirly skirts from the Polka Dot Chair (I love it when things can last a couple of seasons!). You need to check out her tutorial list, she is very talented! These skirts are so adorable, easy to sew and twirl beautifully. I have used a few of her patterns and they all turn out great.
The girls painted this adorable heart garland. It was so simple to make. I cut the hearts out in various sizes from paper grocery bags. I love it when I can recycle materials, and make something adorable. The kids painted the hearts with tempera paints, and after they dried I sewed them together. I actually ended up ironing on the unpainted side of the hearts to keep them from curling at the edges. This is one of my favorite garlands that we have created so far.
The kids school encourages the students to make their classmates homemade valentines. Kaleb’s robot valentines were so easy to make. My wonderful husband scanned Kaleb’s robot drawing, shrunk it to size, then printed multiple copies. This was a great way to make numerous Valentines super quick. Both Bree and Annika painted theirs using contact paper heart stencils. A little more time consuming, but they loved the process.