Thursday, January 26, 2012

Light up Valentine's Day Garland

This year I displayed our holiday cards by clipping them to a strand of multi-colored Christmas lights with clothes pins.
 All of our other Christmas decorations were put away the week after Christmas. I kept the cards up since I liked looking at them. I finally decided that I was time to take them down.  I left up the lights and thought it would be fun to pin up some hearts and change it to a Valentines garland.
 I folded paper and made half heart outlines. I also added stickers, oil pastels, bingo dabbers, markers and glitter glue.
 The boys picked out a heart cut it out and decorated it.
 You can adapt this for younger kid by pre-cutting the hearts.

 The stickers that we used were the colored dot stickers you can get from the office supply area.

 This activity uses a lot of fine motor skills- cutting, drawing, peeling stickers, bingo dabbers and squeezing the glitter glue.

 We made a bunch of hearts.
 E came up with the idea for making a caterpillar.

 I pinned up our hearts with clothespins. These are LED lights and they do not get hot.

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  1. I love the light garland idea! Christams lights really can be made pretty all year round!

  2. Wonderful! I love the idea of lights and hearts, and those hearts sure are sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!