I realized something profound this week. Ok, it’s not really profound but my hubby and I found it funny. Our most recent “dates” are strangely similar to our very first date. This sounds like it would be a fun walk down memory lane. Did my hubby recreate our very first date? Did we haveRead more
Ask any homeschool mom and she’ll tell you that February is the most difficult month. I don’t know what it is – the low after the holiday seasons, the cold weather, the longing for spring, the short, dark days. When February rolls around I just want to give up! At that point in our yearRead more
Last year we did lots of Valentine crafts. I don’t know how many we’ll get to this year but I wanted to share the fun projects and ideas from last year. So, here are 13 Valentine crafts to keep you busy in the days that lead up until Valentine’s Day! Doilie Art Valentine Trees HeartRead more
Good Valentine books are difficult to find. I’ve searched our shelves and I’ve discovered that we own only one Valentine book. This is a travesty and it can only be righted by heading to the bookstore with my wishlist. So, I’ve compiled a list of books that I would love to add to our homeRead more
Stained Glass Hearts (well…….faux stained glass…….) Mix glue and black paint and make designs on heavy paper Let dry completely (overnight is best) Then paint with water colors!
Shiny Heart You’ll need: Piece of cardboard Aluminum foil Permanent Markers We covered a small piece of cardboard with aluminum foil and then drew our hearts with black permanent marker. Then we colored with permanent markers in different colors. The result is a shiny stained glass-like heart. Love!
Curly and I spent some time coloring together. Here is the result: a heart explosion.
Valentine Wreath We practiced cutting out hearts of various sizes and then glued them to a paper plate with the center cut out. Great for scissor skills!
Secret Message Hearts My kids love drawing with white crayons or white pastels on white paper and then using watercolor paints to show their secret drawings and messages. Here are their secret heart drawings. We used positive/negative stencils that I cut from cardstock.
Valentine Wreath You will need: 1 foam heart from a craft store 3/4 yard of felt fabric straight pins Cut the felt into 3-inch circles. Fold the circles in half once and then in half again. Use the straight pin to adhere to the foam heart. Now it’s ready to hang on our door!