I’m not sure what it is about this Heart art that I like so much.
Maybe its because both the boys did it together.
Or maybe its because I found out how nicely Henry can cut and follow a line.
Or maybe its just because its close to Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air.
Collaboration seems to be the key around here lately.
I’ve been collaborating with other bloggers for The Heart Project (a fundraiser for the American Heart Association through the whole month of February).
My whole family collaborated together to make a piece of memory art.
Yesterday was Tinkerlab’s Paper Bag Challenge, where we added our Hunt for Love activity!
And today, more bloggers and I (headed by Jane of Mama Pea Pod), are collaborating together to bring you a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, to showcase all Love related projects by kids for Valentine’s Day. There’s sure to be lots of ideas, and more will be added every day until the 20th of February! So browse the list at the end of this post to see what we’re all doing!
So back to the Kids’ HeArts that we made.
I folded a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper in half.
In Henry’s choice of color. Green.
(Valentine’s color? Nope. Not really.)
I drew half the heart on the paper and let Henry cut.
Henry fought me a little with keeping the paper folded in half while he cut.
I told him he’d be surprised with a heart when he opened it up after he was finished cutting it out.
Can I brag and tell you how incredibly amazed and proud I was of Henry’s cutting? Take a look at the heart! Almost perfect. He stayed right on the line the entire time. Barely even jagged! Impressive for a three year old that just learned to cut! (He doesn’t move the paper though, only the scissors, which is kind of odd…)
While Henry cut out his heart, I cut one a heart for George.
Then they painted their hearts.
Henry’s chosen medium was with his hands today.
So it got messy.
Henry used green, blue and yellow paint.
George used pink, purple and white paint.
Henry, of course, dipped into George’s paint, so there’s some pink mixed in too!
(Kind of a weird combination of colors…)
George had immediately used his fingers too and stuck them in his mouth.
Since it was real paint (Crayola washable , affiliate link), I put a stop to that.
(If it had been the yogurt paint or the edible finger paint that we made, then yay! But not this time.)
So I came up with an alternate solution.
George didn’t think much of it with just the heart and paint in the baggy.
So I added a wooden dowel that I had on hand.
Anything that you could roll around would work for this.
This caught George’s attention and he rolled it around.
He picked it up and squished it all together.
Folded it up.
Crumpled up the heart.
It had so many wrinkles.
I’m amazed it didn’t tear!
Once they were dry, Henry glued the two hearts on top of each other on another 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper.
I love how he arranged them.
The Kids’ HeArts together.
Browse the many Valentine’s Ideas from these contributing blogs:
Mama Pea Pod, Let Kids Create, My Creative Family, Hands on: as we grow, La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life, AngeliqueFelix.com, The Golden Gleam, Teach Preschool, Critters and Crayons, Living at the Whitehead Zoo, The Iowa Farmer’s Wife, Nurturestore, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Jamie’s Jumble, The Outlaw Mom Blog, Mama Smiles, The Mommies Made Me Do It, Dinosaurs and Octopuses, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, Toddler Approved, Messy Kids, Rainy Day Mum, JDaniel4sMom, Glittering Muffins, Red Ted Art, Mommy and Me Book Club, Putti Prapancha, Dilly-Dali Art, Creative Connections for Kids, Mommy Labs, De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire, Imagination Soup.net, Rockabye Butterfly, Classified: Mom, Kids Creative Chaos, A Mom with A Lesson Plan, PlayDrMom, RainbowsWithinReach, Living Montessori Now, Curly Birds, Growing A Jeweled Rose, The Home Teacher, A Little Learning For Two, Sun Hats and Wellie Boots, The Imagination Tree, Mummy Mummy Mum, Critters and Crayons, La-La’s Home Daycare, Come Together Kids, Tinkerlab, Dirt and Boogers, Multiple Mummy
Plus! Add your own ideas too!