I love Valentine's day! I'm a lucky mom to have three boys in my life to love! Jordan and I have worked on his Valentine's already and I'm hoping we can dye some carnations some time this weekend. We did make this fun decoration last week and I love how it turned out:
No Time for Flashcards where she has great ideas for kids. I was excited because Chad and I had just played cards and as I was looking for a deck to play with, I found an old pack of Coca-Cola cards that were missing three cards. This not-quite-complete pack was exactly what we needed for this project, bonus for us: no cost!
Jordan helped me sort through the cards and find only the heart cards. Then we put them in order and counted the numbers on the card. He helped me punch holes in the cards and I cut some heart shapes out. Next, we strung them all up. Jordan did pretty good for a few of the cards and then he got tired of it so I ended up finishing it up but that's okay! I think it looks so pretty on our mantle.
I need to do more projects like this with Jordan. Luckily, he works on projects all the time at our sitter's. He comes home with coloring pages, paintwork, things he has glued, cut, glittered, you name it. It makes a huge difference to have such a great sitter who does all of this, it just makes me feel so reassured that he's there with her.
What are your favorite Valentine's Day crafts? Do you have any Valentine's Day traditions? What kind of Valentine's are your kiddos giving - homemade or store-bought? (Either is okay...just curious!)