Valentine’s Day on Planet Smarty PantsValentine’s Day came early this year when Smarty decided to surprise us this weekend with “Parents’ Day”. She got up early on Saturday and crafted us this poster, special cards, coupons and even goodie bags. It was a lovely and unexpected surprise from our 8 year old who is usually too busy floating in her fantasy land to notice such things as Valentine’s Day without some sort of reminders. I am a little sad that we will be apart for actual V-Day this year, since she will be traveling to Germany with her father.
Despite Smarty’s dislike of pink colors, we are no strangers to heart crafting in this house. Here are two of my favorite projects from years past, both from Kindergarten days:
A 5 year old Smarty wrote her Papa an acrostic poem for Valentine’s Day:
Later in the year we created this “map of your heart” collage:
10 Amazing Heart Art Projects from Kid BloggersI will start with three projects that really caught my eye and went on my “to do” if I have time list:
Nuts and Bolts Heart CollageI just love this upcycled nuts and bolts collage from Mosswood Connections. It will also work beautifully for Father’s Day, and it’s not pink :)
Salt Dough Tea Lights HoldersWe love crafting with clay, and I know that my daughter would love making these tea light holders from The Mad House. I see it as a project for the next Father’s Day!
A Heart CollageI keep wanting to repeat our heart collage from Kindergarten (featured earlier in this post) with my now third grader. This heart collage from There’s Just One Mommy looks so beautiful!
More Heart Art
- Valentine Day Scavenger Heart Hunt from Hands On: As We Grow
- Easy Heart Votives from Buggy and Buddy
- DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Necklaces from Sunshine and Hurricanes
- Negative Space Heart Collage from Mini Monets and Mummies
- Family Fingerprint Heart Collage from The Mad House
- Heart Marshmallows Toothpicks Structures from Buggy and Buddy
- Color Me Heart Pillow from Mama Smiles: Joyful Parenting
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