Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heart Owl Valentines with your Kids' Art

Why does it feel like it's been so long since I've had #myfavoritebloggers over for a get together?! It's really only been a month... it's just that a lot has gone in that month! It's time already to get into Valentines mode and this post gets to start the love day train around here!

It hasn't come soon enough for Cooper- this is his favorite time of year! We've been brewing Valentines ideas and I have some fun stuff to share in the works! For today, I get to share a cute, simple heart idea, along with these awesome gals:

From left to right, top to bottom: Marilyn from 4 You with Love, Me! , Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, Bethany from Pitter and Glink, Lauren from Thinking Closet, Tara from Suburble, Nancy from Do Small Things with Love, Emily from The Benson Street, Kara from Happy Go Lucky, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me,  ChiWei from 1 Dog Woof,  Melanie from It Happens in a Blink, and Kara from Petals to Picots.

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It's always fun to see what we each come up with to share for each month's theme- lots of heart shaped talent right there this month! (Ha ha, I'm so witty...) Here's the quick links to get to the projects themselves:

Printable Minion Valentine from The Benson Street
Easy Crochet Heart Pattern from Repeat Crafter Me
Free True Love Valentine's Printable from Pitter and Glink
Glitter Heart Burlap Banner from Happy Go Lucky
Needle Felted Heart Key-chain from Petals to Picots
Handmade Valentines from Suburble
Solid Lotion Bars from 4 You with Love
Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes from The Thinking Closet
Felt Valentine Treat Pouches from Do Small Things with Love
Etched Champagne Flutes from Happy Hour Projects
and Heat Transfer Vinyl Heart Onesie from It Happens in a Blink

And wanna see more of my kids art heart owl contribution? Every time I see these, I just think they are super cute! They went through several renditions before we finally came up with this when Cooper was in preschool...

He drew/ scribbled across an entire sheet of normal printer paper. I took that sheet and cut three to four hearts, about four inches across or so, by folding and eye-balling a half heart shape. Did the same for each of the five smaller hearts- two for the eyes, two for feet and one for the beak- out of scraps of scrapbook paper. These weren't measured or anything- just hand cut. A heart punch would surely be faster! It was fun to match different papers- I really just used what I had in my scrap box- made it really cheap!

We put large googly eyes on and all the pieces together with glue dots. It really was fun to make each piece and put them together. On the back side, I created and stuck this printable:

You can grab a whole sheet of them HERE :) They are sized to fit Handi-Snacks cheese and breadsticks, but could work otherwise too. Your kids' own artwork becomes their school Valentines to share- I know Coop was sure proud of these!

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 Enjoy if you make them yourself! And enjoy all those other great projects too!



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