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Snow days can sometimes be busier than others. The kids may be off from school, you may have work to do at home and don’t forget the joys of constant shoveling! If you need an activity to keep your mind off of the snow we found an activity you can share with your family and friends.
With Valentine’s day fast approaching, teach your children to show their appreciation for their family and friends by making a gift from the heart. Try making homemade Valentine’s Day cards with them when the appeal of creating another snowman has worn off (We found this craft and more at Kaboose.com). I remember making cards for everyone in my family when I was younger and it was always a fun and easy activity I loved to do. The best part is the cards are simple to make and your children can show off their creativity. Enjoy the snow day with the ones you love!
- For ages 3 and up.
- 8.5 x 11 construction paper or card stock in various colors and/or patterns
- Valentine and/or heart stickers
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Glue stick or white craft or school glue
- Glitter (pink, red, white)
How to make them:
- Begin by cutting a piece of construction paper or card stock into four equal pieces.
- Fold quartered paper in half to make a card.
- For the easiest version, appropriate for preschoolers, use stickers to decorate or cut out hearts from a different color of construction paper or card stock to glue on your cards. Experiment with different patterns, florals look great contrasted with stripes on a solid background.
- Try glitter! Use a bottle of glue to “draw” on a heart or phrase (such as “I Love You”). Sprinkle glue generously with pink, red or white glitter and let dry over night. Tap off excess glitter when completely dry.
- For the older set, let them use pinking sheers to cut out heart shapes and glue onto cards. Again, use contrasting patterns and colors to create a charming design.
- Once glue is dry, cards may curl up a little. Place cards between the pages of a heavy cookbook or phone book and leave over night.
How did your cards come out? Share with us if you tried the craft!