Tuesday the boys spent all day in their pajamas (I had to get dressed in the afternoon to run errands - sad) and we made hearts. First we made paint chip hearts...
|big buddies heart|
|supplies needed: paint chips, scissors, contact paper cut in to the|
shape of a heart
This project was great for practicing scissor skills.
Mini Man is still pretty new to scissors but all on his own he came up with a method that I thought was pretty brilliant. He'd make lots of little cuts...
And then tear the rest.
Once the the strips were all cut/torn, I removed the back of the contact paper and boys placed the paint chips at random. I emphasized to them that they should put the colors face down, Mini Man thought it was very funny to pretend he was going to do the opposite.
|mini man's heart|
The other hearts we made were actually valentines to our squirrel friends and was inspired by this post on Poppytalk. To make ours a little more attractive to the squirrels we added bird seed and cranberries instead of petals.
|supplies: bird seed, dried cranberries, water, garden twine tied into a|
loop, heart shaped pan, tape
I taped the loop to the top of the pan and then let the boys decide what to do next.
|big buddy added water first and then the cranberries |
|mini man chose to add the water last|
After they added all their ingredients we stuck them in the freezer overnight. Then the next morning I let them set in a warm water bath for a minute or two till they fell easily out of the pans.