Tootsie Roll Butterflies Last Minute Kids Valentine Ideas
With all of the marketing that goes on with holidays, I thought it would be more appropriate if my boys created their own valentine cards this year instead of falling for the commercial solution. This is an easy (I mean EZ) project. Why? Because a 4 and half year old can do it with little help.
Take a 12” x 12” piece of themed scrapbook paper. If you are in a pinch, then construction paper works. Cut the page into quarters.
Final size: 4 pieces of 3” x 12”. Assist your child to fold each piece in half lengthwise (like a hotdog).br />
Go ahead and draw five to six heart shaped halves.
Have your child cut out the hearts. I really wanted to let him do this part himself and I restrained from helping too much. I just supervised the fingers.<
Next, have your child write his/her own name. This is especially important. Depending on age, you may need to assist. Perhaps use small stamps if they can’t write many. I also had a small Stampin’ Up rubber stamp that says “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I allowed him to do this himself.
Get a large bag of assorted Tootsie Roll. Using glue dots or Elmer’s glue, put 2-3 dots of glue and attached the heart (design side up) to the Tootsie Roll to make your own Valentine treat.
This is a cheap, homemade and creative alternative!