February 5, 2010

Homemade Valentines: An Artistic Collaboration with a Toddler

We set out this morning to create some homemade Valentines to send to family and friends.
S is not the most patient or focused toddler in the world, but we collaborated on some cute, simple cards.
I pulled out the crayons and gave him some paper to color on.
I offered "Valentine-y" colors like pinks and reds, which lasted about 1 minute, and encouraged him to scribble away.
While he was working, I cut out some card shapes from a few sheets of cardstock (I measured some leftover envelopes I had on hand to get the size of the cards), and some background color for the front of the cards using some scrap pieces of scrapbooking paper. Tip: keep a pack of 12x12" paper in your home--it comes in handy for everything.

Once SoJo had scribbled on the papers, I folded them in half and cut out hearts with his scribbles on them. The I glued them onto the cards for an easy Valentine.I added some more scrapbook paper hearts and some Valentine sentiments with a Sharpie marker. Simple and elegant, and I think people will smile when they receive one of these in the mail this week.
What will you be making with your kids this weekend?

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love those crayons:) The box is worth the extra mula I bet! Our crayons always end up broken:(
    Way to go Sojo!!!

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  2. Would you consider linking some of your Valentine's Day projects (like this one!) to my linky? I'd love for everyone to get a glimpse of the cuteness!

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/some-valentines-day-l-o-v-e.html

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  3. Roo is bugging me to help her make Valentines for her class... need to get on that!

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  4. Look how cute that little booger is!?! And he looks like he's in his glory-I would be too if offered those gorgeous crayons and some paper to scribble endlessly on :)
    I bet people are really going to love their Valentines cards!!

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  5. Love it! We may try our hand at some v-day crafts. But we are hoping to ski.

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  6. We will too be staying inside due to the much hyped storm on our coast. Yippee.

    I will not being doing anything special with the boys - Not locking them outside in the cold is all I can handle these days. LOL Kinda sorta kidding. :)

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  7. Those came out wonderful.

    Aiyana wants to make some Valentine's decorations for our house. Let's see how creative we can get.

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  8. We have those crayons too :)
    I think your projects came out very good!

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  9. What beautiful cards! Your son did a wonderful job.

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  10. They look great...he did such a nice job!!! :)

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  11. Those turned out so cute and will be be well loved! I know it!

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