We’ve started making our slew of valentines for friends, and I wanted to share a cool printable I found thanks to Confessions of a Homeschooler linking it. Over at Christian Preschool Printables they’ve got a slew of Jesus loves me stuff (link goes to page 3 where the printable I used is), and I printed off the pop-up Valentine card to make.
I also printed off the Jesus loves me booklet to help my kids learn the song, since it’s one of the ones we’ll be singing. I plan to have them practice every day until we go there just to make sure they know it.
Now, on to the two sets of Valentines we’ve finished so far.
Valentine Flower card supplies:
1. Smash the cupcake liners so they’re more or less flat. Then let your child happily color them as much as they want. It looks more flowery if there’s lots of color on it, but it’s their art. And it looks so cheerful when you have mounds and mounds of them spread out on the table in front of you.
2. Take your construction paper and cut it in half. Then hamburger fold that piece in half. This means you get two cards from one piece of paper.
3. I divided the green construction paper into fourths, this cut down on any ideas of making monstrously huge stems or anything like that. Then I told the kids to cut a thin long piece for the stem.
4. To make this a bit of a math activity each kid drew a number to tell how many leaves to draw. Superman drew 5. Which he enthusiastically mutilated his construction paper to make. Happily glue on leaves.
5. Glue on your cupcake liner at the top. Batman added in the step of fringing the cupcake liner after it was glued on, which I thought added a rather adorable twist to it.