Mama Brown Makes... Valentines

Mama Brown Makes... Valentines

Mama Brown Makes... Valentines

Still not got round to buying your other half a Valentines card? Need something creative to do with the minis today? Have a look at our homemade Valentines card idea which ticks all your boxes and is perfect activity to do today with everyone from your 12 month old to your 12 year old!

You will need:

  • 2 x pieces of card 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paints
  • Paper Plate
  • Clothes pegs
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Blue tac

1. Draw a heart shape on one piece of card (can be cardboard, cereal box...it won't appear in your final design) and cut it out - younger children will need help with this. To create the perfect heart shape draw around something circular to create two circles and join them to a bottom point with two lines using your ruler - see if yours looks like an ice cream cone!

2. Fold your other piece of card to create a greetings card design, add small dots of blue tac to each corner of your cut out heart and stick it down on the front of your folded card.

3. Add your chosen paint colours to the paper plate and attach a cotton ball to each clothes peg to use as your paint stamps - really let the minis use their imagination to think outside the box with their colours, who says love has to be pink! 

4. Stamp the paint all over the front of your card around the heart, making sure to fill the entire space with paint, especially the outline of the heart shape stuck on the front.

5. Leave to dry and remove the heart shape to reveal a white heart outline underneath...and you're done! You can choose to leave the heart blank or add a message or photo for someone special.

  

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