Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it celebrates love, which is something that all of us can get behind. And visually, it’s a burst of cheery color that pulls me from mid-winter gloom (not that there’s too much of that right now in sunny California, but we do have our days).
There are lots of ideas out there for Valentine garland’s but what’s especially nice about this one is that it’s kid-friendly. Not only can you make it with the help of little people, but they’ll work on fine motor skills and contribute toward beautifying your home along the way. Win-win!
To get started, we measured and cut a length of baker’s twine to fit the space above the kids’ art table, adding an extra 10″ on each side for tying it off. This part can be trimmed later if you’d like. I then cut a handful of red and white hearts (choose at least two different colors). The hearts eventually overlap, so cut a few of each color in two different sizes.
Gluing the Hearts
My 3.5 year old watched me glue the first heart to the twine, and then we worked together to attach the rest. She asked me to glue, I helped place the twine, and then she attached the top heart.
They were a little goopy at first, but dried well and add a festive holiday touch to our space.
What do your kids like about Valentine’s Day? Are you decorating for the holiday?
Rachelle blogs at Tinkerlab.