by Marnie Craycroft
We at Kids Activities Blog hope these hearts in your window will make your days a little bit sunnier regardless of the weather outside.
We loved this Valentine’s Day activity because it was easy, inexpensive and colorful. Plus using the hole punch worked my preschooler’s fine motor skills. The result is beautiful and is guaranteed to warm your hearts.
Valentine Craft Materials:
- Heart shaped paper hole punch (any size you want)
- Contact paper
- Painters tape
- Red, pink and white construction paper
VALENTINE CRAFTS ACTIVITIES
Cut the construction paper into small squares, then punch the hearts from the paper.
Work with your preschooler if paper punching is new to him. This activity can be very difficult for small hands and fingers but great fine motor skill work.
VALENTINE CRAFTS FOR KIDS
Place contact paper onto your table. Secure it with painters tape. Allow your child to pour, pinch, place, dump, shake – whatever method he chooses – the paper hearts onto the contact paper. Take time to explore the table and create a lovely design, together. I used this time as an opportunity to discuss “love”: What is love? What do we love in life? We also took this time to add stickers and medium and large paper heart cut outs.
CATCH THE SUN
To finish up the project, I cut out two hearts (one for each of my boys) from the contact paper and outlined it with sticker paper. Placing the hearts on the windows was lovely. The boys were so happy to see their work displayed and to see the light shine through their hearts.
More Kids Activities
We hope you add this fun project to your child’s Valentine crafts this year. What a cute way to catch the sun and bring a smile to your face at the same time. For more great kids activities for Valentine’s day, we hope these ideas warm your heart: