Hope you are having a good weekend so far.
I am busy going through my archives of preschool craft ideas for Valentine's to share with you.
It is never too early to get started with projects for gifts or ideas for parties!
I do have a favorite idea that was actually something my children made for me and I was able to use them year after year.
Need: juice can
red foil, paper, lace or ribbon
Green Pipe cleaners
Many paper hearts, cut the same size in red, pink and white
First let your child cover his can with the paper or foil he chooses. Glue a band of ribbon or lace to the top edge. This is the Vase!
Next, give each child at least 10 hearts and 5 pipe cleaners. Glue a pipe cleaner on one of the hearts at the point of the V then glue the other heart on top so that the pipe cleaner is in between the hearts. This will be your flower and stem. Do this with the remaining hearts. 5 flowers is plenty but if you can, more is even better.
Scrunch up some paper, foil, packing peanuts (whatever you may have on hand to act as filler) and put it into the vase to hold the flowers in place. Arrange the valentine flowers in it and they have a Valentine Centerpiece or bouquet to give to a special person.
This is something that I was able to use a centerpiece at home and then put away in the cabinet until the next year. They were always amazed to see their special gift year after year.
Let me know how you like the ideas and also send me yours to share on the blog.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time,
P.S.: If you would like to receive my free newsletters for ideas for your preschool class, enter your name and address at the site below:
Saturday, January 26, 2008