Today Adele from Playful Learners with this sweet Valentine’s Day Wreath for us, as the 31 Days of Love series continues – isn’t it an adorable Valentine’s Day Decorations? Check out previous posts, such as Valentine’s Cards , Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats!
Hi I’m Adele from Playful Learners. I am a Childminder based in the UK with 3 beautiful children of my own. I blog to share the play ideas I have gathered over 13 years of working as an Early Years Educator. I have a passion for crafts which my 8 year old daughter shares so we were very excited to be able to share an idea on the Red Ted Art’s 31 days of love series.
After discussing the type of decorations we could make this year to decorate the home my daughter thought it would be nice to make a wreath. She said it would be a nice way to show people love as they came into our home. So we took the idea of making a hand print wreath from our Christmas decorations and changed it a little to suit Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s Heart Wreath – Materials you will need:
- Paper plate
- Glue and glue stick (we mixed a little red paint into our glue to help cover the white of the paper plates)
- Hearts cut from a variety of craft materials
- Buttons or other collage materials
The activity it’s self is easy for little ones to do. Depending on the age of your children you may wish to cut out the centre of the plates yourself or allow them to have a go it they are working on the scissor skills.
Once the centre has been removed your children can get to work gluing on the heart you created out of craft paper and card. I think the less control you have over this part of the process the better. My four year old had great fun layering the paper on top giving the wreath a beautiful full affect.
Once the paper plate has been covered, add on the collaging materials to adorn the wreath and once dry your beautiful wreath is ready for hanging.
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