I was scrolling through my Would You Be My Valentine board on Pinterest last weekend. I came across an adorable idea from the blog A Little Hut. Here is what Wynn and I created. It has been a lot of fun getting crafty on these winter days with her.
We used an egg carton with eighteen sections. It was good to have some extras just in case. Wynn painted them with red paint, and in hindsight I would have had her cut them first just because it would have been easier for her.
I put some Kraft paper below so Wynn could get as messy as she wanted with her painting. She even suggested that she may want to wear a smock. That's my girl. Always looking for a way to stay clean.
After they dried she used her scissors to cut out the egg carton. As you can see we did not use all 18, and that was good since she had some room for error if needed. She helped me arrange them on a canvas in the shape of a heart. I showed her the inspiration photo, and then she thought this was perfect. I think it is cute this was obviously cut out by her because she has really been working hard to use her scissors. Apparently being a left handed kiddo makes it a little tougher to deal with them at first.
I hot glued some paper straws around the edge for the border, and then hot glued the egg carton pieces too. I gave a few options for the saying such as "eggceptional valentine", "eggciting valentine", and Wynn liked the "eggstra special valentine". She told me she would like to give this to her teacher. It is headed into school with her tomorrow moring. I love doing projects that recycle items we have headed for the curb. I am ready to pop back on Pinterest to come up with something for the next couple of holidays.