and they are so very her.
my girly [age 6] chose to make personalized valentines for each of her 19 classmates + 1 for teacher, as well. we did some brainstorming about creating a cohesive element to them all and she came up with the idea for a heart-shaped stamp that could then be make into just about anything. (a cat, a car, a rainbow with a pot of gold, a ladybug, a soccer ball, a princess with eyelashes... you get the idea).
no bother that we do not have a heart-shaped stamp big enough to her liking, because there are always empty toilet paper rolls in their arts + crafts stash. woo hoo!
girly's valentines are simple + fun to make with just a few materials:
- empty cardboard tube (from toilet paper or paper towels)
- paint, stamp pad, or the beloved glitter glue (make your own by mixing some glitter right into acrylic paint or craft glue)
- cards on which to stamp **let the stamps dry before decorating**
- crayons, markers, colored pencils, and any other craft goodies your kids adore (like googly eyes, oh yes!)
this project was all her. my role involved the initial squishing of the toilet paper tube into a heart shape and a good squirting of very red + sticky + fabulous glitter glue into a cup, sipping coffee, considerable ooohing + ahhhing, and setting aside each masterpiece to dry alongside its corresponding envelope as she moved onto the next.
she is SO proud of her valentines, having made each into something special the recipients will love. and for that, i am proud of her. xoxo