If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m not what you’d call a DIY kind of gal. I mean, I’m pretty resourceful and all. I made rice canisters by washing out some old plastic coffee containers, slapping some blue painter’s tape over the labels and writing “Brown Rice” and “White Rice” with a Sharpie. But you’re not going to see them on Pinterest. (And you know about my love hate relationship with Pinterest…)
But I do love to come up with the occasional half-assed craft activity to do with the girls, especially if it involves no advance planning or purchasing. As far as I’m concerned, the point of crafts with kids shouldn’t be to make something gorgeous and precise, but to do something that’s fun, keeps them occupied, and allows them some freedom to be creative and make it their own.
The gals are EXTREMELY obsessed with Valentine’s Day, and have been basically since the day after Christmas, so I wanted to come up with something Valentine-y for them to do. I had this spool of pretty pink and red decorative string leftover from an activity that a friend did at my baby shower (yes, over 5 years ago), and I tried to figure out something to do with it — string paper hearts on it? Cut it up in to little pieces to use as part of a heart collage? Wait…wait….Eureka! I had an idea.
And here it is — easy, fun, and made with supplies you already have. No felt, no floral wire or tape, no glue gun, no pinking shears, no rare seed pods from Asia. Easy peasy. Enjoy — and if you do it, drop by the Baby Squared page on Facebook and let me know! (And/or post a picture!)
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