My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Somewhat Crafty--Hearts and Tulle Valentine Decor




Scarlett painted quite a few valentines cut out of construction paper- we used these AWESOME soft crayons that are also watercolors- Alex Creamy Crayons-too cool! ( You can check them out on Amazon.com- I put a link on the left hand side!) They were so much fun to color with (they come in a tube that almost looks like a chapstick tube.  I had to color with them too because they were so much fun.. They were kind of like pastels the way they easily slid across the paper- then she used water and a paintbrush and smeared the colors all over the Valentines she created.  They turned out pretty cute!
 
She also used these tiny heart stampers that I got from Oriental Trading and stamped a few hearts.  
These are the final Valentines:



Then I used double sided tape and put them up on our Kitchen chandelier (in the eating nook).
I also had red tulle left over from something ( I think from Christmas) and wrapped some bows and loops around the lights.  Scarlett woke up from a nap in awe--- she loved it!  She has been wanting to make more Valentine decorations ever since!
 

  

--- our next craft--- Salt Dough Valentines--- sometime this coming week! ---




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8 comments:

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

I will have to check out those crayons! I love the hearts - they are beautiful!

Mari-Ann said...

What a fun idea! And I LOVE that picture of Scarlett and the hearts - she's such a cutie pie!

Kimberly said...

The hearts are lovely!

Crafts, crafts, crafts!

My daughter and I are going to make necklaces tomorrow.

Michelle said...

This looks so cute!!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

What wonderful decor!

I have an award for you at http://flyinggigglesandlollipops.blogspot.com/2010/01/we-all-need-little-sunshine.html

I just noticed you already have this one, you truly must bring people sunshine.

Cassie said...

I love that you hung it from the chandelier! It makes a great Valentine's decoration.

Stacy said...

Such cute valentines! I love how you decorated the chandelier. I think I'm going to have to come up with something for our chandelier...my little one LOVES to decorate!

jennwa said...

The chandelier looks beautiful!!!!
Great ideas, thanks for sharing.