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This necklace is a fun sew together project! Do you have a Valentine who loves sparkle too?

Start with:

  • Tulle
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Sparkle beads, large glitter, etc.
Create It!

Step 1: Cut two identical hearts from tulle.


Step 2: Sew 3/4 of the way around the two tulle hearts.


Step 3: Place large glitter, sparkly beads, etc. into the opening of the two hearts.


Step 4: Sew remaining portion of the tulle hearts together until secure.


Step 5: Add length of embroidery thread to wear as necklace.

A little sparkle goes just right with every outfit - right?! A fun sew together project to enjoy with your little Valentine!

Have you read the new book My Color is Rainbow? It is such a lovely story written by our friend Agnes Hsu of hello, Wonderful and the illustrations are so bright and beautiful.  We were immediately inspired! We decided to celebrate with this colorful rainbow ball garland!

Start with:

  • Cardstock in Rainbow of Colors
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • String

Create It!

 

Step 1: Measure approximately 1 cm x 8.5 in. strip of cardstock.

Step 2: Cut six strips from each color of cardstock.

Step 3: Place a single hole punch at each end and center of each strip.

Step 4: Line up center hole for six strips of each color. Secure with paper fastener.

Step 5: Forming ball, bring together opposite ends of each strip and secure with paper fastener.

Step 6: Repeat steps for each color. When finished wrap string around top paper fastener of each color ball, spaced evenly apart, to create garland.

The colorful garland would be so fun for so many types of celebrations or just to brighten up a space! Can't go wrong with rainbow colors!

 

 

These simple watches are fun to make, wear and use for creative play!

Start with:

  • Paper Roll Tube
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single Hole Paper Punch
  • Paper Fasteners

Create It!

Step 1: Cut approximately two inch portion from paper roll tube to form band of watch.

Step 2: Cut and glue cardstock to cut portion of paper roll tube.

Step 3: Cut two circles - one larger - from different colors of cardstock along with two small hearts and two strips to form the hands of the watch.

 

Step 4: Glue two circles together to form the face of the watch.

Step 5: Glue strips to hearts and trim as needed for hands of the watch. Glue the two hands to the face of the watch.

Step 6: Punch a single hole to center of watch band and face of watch. Attach with fastener.

For the smallest wrists, we punched a hole in each end of the watch band, tied a string to each side to easily be tied together.

To give for Valentine's Day, attach with messages "I'll always have time for you, Valentine!" or "Time for hugs and kisses!"

 

These colorful cardboard fish are fun to  make and brighten up any wall on a dreary winter day!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Large Hole Punch (1 in.)
  • Pencil/Pen/Marker

Create it!

Step 1: Draw and cut or freehand a fish shape out of cardboard.

Step 2: Trace face of fish on cardstock. Cut and glue to cardboard.

Step 3: Cut strips for fins and punch circles for scales out of a variety of colored cardstock.

Step 4: Glue strips to fins.

 

Step 5: Trim off excess from strips used on fins.

Step 6: Glue circles to body of the fish for scales.

 

Step 7: Finish with eye and "whiskers."

 

To hang on the wall, we mounted the fish to some cardboard rectangles decorated with tape!