Part of the joy of creating art is the process. In fact, the process IS the joy and the whole purpose in much of the preschool art experience. Exploring materials, experimenting with different techniques -- this is where the excitement is at! Here’s our take on a process oriented Valentine.
|To concentrate your tongue MUST be sideways. It's a fact.|
I’m working with a three year old who is scissor impaired at the moment so I cut out the hearts (from old Christmas cards!) and she taped them onto some heavy duty watercolor paper. Have stencils? Cookie cutters? Anything like that would work too.
I’ve got a “Valentine Creation Station” set up on our kitchen table. Bits of tissue paper, stickers, lots of pink crayons and our alphabet stamps. I spelled out “love” on the chalkboard and Claire has been busy stamping pieces of paper with LOVE. Now that she’s got the spelling and stamping down pat, we’ll work on the interior of these cards during the week.
For more Valentine's Day goodies , check out our DIY Heart Stamps using building blocks, hanging heart yarn ornaments, the swanky pink tissue paper wreath and my recipe for Heart Shaped Apple Chips.
If you’re looking for more process oriented Valentine’s day card ideas (or just cruising for great art projects with children) you must check out The Artful Parent, she’s got a great roundup of crafty V-Day activities here.
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