Sometimes when we craft I ask my wee tot to help me pick out an activity from one of my pinterest boards. I have a toddler board with stuff specifically geared towards my kiddos, a few for holidays and several for my preschool students. I find that when he helps pick the craft he is better able to focus from start to finish.
Looking for ways to entertain this under-the-weather boy with cabin fever we got an early start on our Valentine’s Day creations. He chose to do this super cute bee from First Grade Blue Skies. We started with a yellow piece of construction paper and I showed him how to round out the edges using scissors. Then he free-form cut black strips of paper, glued them onto the bee body, and used googley eyes for the face. I showed him how I like to draw the thing I want to cut out first, then cut on the lines. That’s how we made the hearts and the stinger. It’s funny how mine looks like the example but Buggy turned it into his own creation. I love this about crafting with kiddos.
I plan to use this craft with my preschool class as well. We might staple another yellow piece of paper to the backside and stuff the body with crumpled paper and hang them from the ceiling in the hallway. We love hanging things in the classroom and hallway because it brings things down to a child’s level. Plus it looks so darn cute!
What are your favorite Valentine crafts to do with kiddos?