I love Valentine’s Day! We have our house decorated, we took Valentine’s photos, we made Valentine’s mailboxes with items from Target’s dollar spot (thanks to my friend Renee for the awesome idea) and I already finished making FabDaughter’s Valentines. This year, I asked her if she wanted to hand out bubbles or glow sticks. She chose bubbles and is pretty excited to hand them out. I created her Valentine in Photoshop, printed it out on card stock and attached mini bubbles to the card using glue dots and pink twine. I used my hole punch to punch two small holes on the bottom left hand side in order to attach the bubbles to the card using the twine.
Valentine’s Work Station
Here is the finished product:-) They turned out pretty cute!
Don’t Burst My Bubble!
You can save the below image file to your computer for your own personal use. Enjoy:-)
Don’t Burst My Bubble Valentine
FabDaughter has really been into painting lately so when I saw this craft idea on Rust & Sunshine I knew we had to make handmade Valentine’s! We used toilet paper rolls, tape, plain white cardstock and pink & red acrylic paints. I squirted some paint on a plate, dipped the toilet paper roll into it, showed FabDaughter how to stamp the heart and then she took over. She had lots of fun “painting hearts” and has already specified who gets each Valentine she made. What a fabulous activity for a toddler!
Since FabDaughter had such a good time making salt dough Christmas ornaments, I decided we should make salt dough hearts for Valentine’s Day. (I have a lot of cookie cutters so we are probably going to make something salt dough related for every holiday.) She has also really been into painting lately and painting little figurines is more fun than just painting on paper. This activity is perfect for a week night after work since the salt dough is super easy to make. We also break up the steps into a few nights. The first night we made the dough (and played with it too), cut out our hearts and baked them. The second night we painted one side of the hearts and the third night we painted the other side and varnished them.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with 30 hearts, so I strung some of them up and used it as garland over our sliding glass door for a Valentine’s Day decoration.
If you need the recipe for salt dough, check out my post: Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments.
Only 6 more weeks until Valentine’s Day! Hooray! I’m going to get started early this year in order to pack in all the fun decorations, crafts and baking I would like to accomplish in order to celebrate the holiday of LOVE. With that being said, here is my first Valentine’s Day decoration. I created these images using Photoshop Elements. You can print them out, frame them and set them out for decoration. I printed the 2nd image (pink background and white letters) as an 8 x 10 and have it in a white frame in my kitchen. It looks adorable. Enjoy! XOXO!