When the Christmas decorations came down (some of us more recently than others...) the only way we could appease our children (who I'm pretty sure would like us to leave the tree up all year round) was to remind them that we had to make room for Valentine's Day decorations. So this weekend we started getting ready for Valentine's Day by making this fun Painted Valentine Garland! It was so simple but turned out so cute!!
What You Need:
- Paint (we used watercolors)
- Sewing machine (or ribbon, yarn, string etc...)
- A small artist or two
First, have your little helpers paint all over their paper.
Jack even used his spray paint technique!
The boys worked very hard on their art!
Once the masterpieces are dry, draw and cut out heart shapes. A heart-shaped punch would make this so much faster, but not having one I had to resort to tracing around a cookie cutter! :)
I then asked Jack if we should use ribbon to make our garland. Having had so much fun making our paper Snowflake Garland a couple years ago, he insisted that we run our paper hearts through the sewing machine instead! Such a smart cookie! This made making the garland so much faster! Just run the hearts through the sewing machine, leaving a bit of space between each one, if you want.