Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Little Project

So admittedly I think Valentine's Day is kind of silly (and I hate that it makes single people feel somewhat left-out) but I still love Valentine's crafts and decorating! Especially kid's crafts. I work with kids and get to plan all sorts of fun arts & crafts to do with them. 

This one they absolutely loved so I thought I'd share it with you.

Foamie-Heart-Pins Pin It

Materials: Scissors, Foamie Sheets, Black Markers, Googly Eyes

It's a very simple project and kids of all ages can do it. To make it easier for them, I drew the hearts on the pieces of foam beforehand. This also makes it faster, so they could make 3 or 4 to give out as gifts.

Have them cut out the heart, flip it over so the black marker outline doesn't show, then stick the pin on the back. In the pictures below, you can see the type of pins I got. The googly eyes and the pins have a peel-off adhesive on the back.

The bottom picture is another fun thing I did with my students last week. I cut out construction paper hearts (you could use cuter paper) and had them write the names of people they love on the hearts. We punched holes in the hearts and trung them around the room using pink string. They loved this too!

Foamie-Heart Pins with Cardstock  Pin It

This is basically the same project as above with another step. You can find the cutest patterned cardstock sheets at most craft stores, usually for 50-cents or under.

I didn't do this with the students because we had other Valentine's games and activities to get to, but what I did at home turned out very cute! You can wear them as pins (in true teacher-style) or pin them up around the room (on curtains or drapes). It would also be really cute to string them into a garland too.

You could also use magnet tape (that stuff is genius) to turn them into magnets instead of pins.

The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy and Happy <almost> Valentine's Day!


  1. Absolutely adorable! Anything that brings out those kinds of sweet smiles is a total slam dunk! <3

  2. you had me at "foamie." especially where garland/buntings are all the rage, that first project is particularly sweet. what fabulous ideas! my kids would be so proud of themselves.
    -brittney (my random-style blog; come on by if you'd like!)

  3. These are so fun! I may have to try this with my three year old!


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