Every Valentine’s Day, Tobias makes his own Valentine cards for the kids in his class, and each year, they get a little cuter.
This year, we were inspired by these stuff-n-sew heart crafts at Target.
Tobias loved them (or maybe he loved their mustaches) but didn’t want anything to do with stuffing or sewing. So we bought a package of foam hearts (for a third of the unit price!) and decided we’d make a go at it on our own.
To be honest, I didn’t think they’d come out that great. He’s still only seven, and every other year, they’ve been hearts he cuts, adds their names and a lot of stickers. Like in Pre-K, when he gave a larger card to one special girl:
But I also didn’t remember my stocking this Christmas had one of these:
I dare say that every crafter/mom/human might just need a circle punch. Who doesn’t hate cutting circles? I might be getting one in every size. To be continued.
- Package of foam hearts in red/gold or multicolored foam hearts (lower unit price)
- Colored paper
- Circle punch
- Hole punch (we used a three-hole punch)
- Glue stick
& some creativity!
As you can see, he used the circle punch for more than just the eyes.
We had some spare green foam from the year I dressed as Yogi Bear at my Yoga Studio’s Halloween party, and he made a special one for his “bestie” and fellow Star Wars lover.