05 February 2008

Valentine hack: Torn paper valentines

Another simple card-making activity for toddlers on up. From Rose:

Yesterday my daughter and I made Valentine's Day cards. We folded a piece of red construction paper into quarters and then cut it in half to make two cards. To decorate the front we tore (not cut) shapes out of construction paper. I did hearts but she requested other shapes including rectangle and a date (oval). :) Then we glue sticked the shapes on the cards. The tearing instead of cutting added some extra interest to the shapes. We're going to have to repeat the process since C's "fringe adding" with her scissors quickly degraded into card confetti.

More: Best of Parent Hacks: Valentine's Day

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