Valentine’s Day Crowns

Last Valentine’s Day, we hosted a play date for a few of our twin friends.  We had heart-shaped sandwiches and some sweet treats, but the highlight of the party…what my now-four-year old girls are still talking about…were the “crowns” we made.

I am thankful to have created such a fun memory for our girls, and with eight kiddos between the ages of two and three…and only four adults…I can tell you the craft was an easy one, too.

I bought a package of 12” x 18” foam sheets at the craft store, and I cut each sheet into three long strips, each measuring 4” x 18”.  I used a circular template to cut three “scoops” from each strip.

I used a small hole punch on either end of the foam strips to attach pieces of elastic to close the crowns.

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To decorate the crowns, I bought a pack of adhesive foam hearts.

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The kiddos had a fun time adorning their crowns, and they were thrilled to run around the rest of the morning as the “kings and queens of hearts”.

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My girls loved their crowns so much, they wore them until bedtime that evening.

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My A and B are already asking if we’ll have their friends over this year for Valentine’s Day.  And I’ll be investing in more foam, as I know they expect to make crowns to mark the occasion.

Wishing you and yours a fun and memorable Valentine’s Day!

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Crafting With Kids: Valentine’s Day Craft

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away so it’s time to start crafting hugs, kisses, hearts, and all things love-ly.

While the kids were playing with Perler Beads recently, we decided to make a Valentine’s Day necklace for Miss M.

What you will need:

Perler Beads

Perler Bead Peg Board  (we do have a heart-shaped peg board, but you do not need one for this project)

Parchment Paper

Jump Ring

Chain

Iron

Place a few beads into a heart-shape on the peg board.  Place the peg board on a hard surface such as a cutting board.  Lay a small sheet of parchment paper over the top and using a warm iron (without steam) gently iron both sides of the heart until the beads are attached to one another.  Note: Make sure that there is still a hole in the beads though so you can insert the jump ring.

Set your heart aside to cool then carefully insert the jump ring into the center hole at the top of the heart.  Thread a chain through the jump ring and you are done!  I found packets of jump rings and packs of chains (3 in a pack) for $3.99 each at my local craft store (Michael’s).  Make a few extra for best friends, and little cousins too.

And while Miss M and I made her heart necklace, the little man is quite content doing this:

Does anyone else have a house that is routinely covered in Perler Beads?  Between that and Lego my feet may never be the same again.

Are you working on any Valentine’s Day crafts at the moment?  I’d love to hear more about them if you are.

Happy crafting!

Tonya

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