Set aside the doilies and the ribbons for a unique Valentine craft full of quirky charm. A button heart is the perfect project for small hands: all your artsy kid has to do is cut out a heart and start gluing on buttons!
What You Need:
What You Do:
Have your child fold the construction paper in half.
Show him how to draw half of a heart shape before letting him draw his own on the folded construction paper. The lines of the heart half should start and end on the fold of the paper.
Let him use scissors to cut out the heart half. When he unfolds the shape, he should have a full heart.
With the heart shape laying flat, have him glue on beads and buttons. Encourage him to cover the entire surface. He can even stack the heart for a fun textured look.
Allow time for the glue to dry.
What's the buttons are securely on the heart, have your child flip the entire craft over.
Who does your child want to give his button heart to? Have him use a marker to write a Valentine message to that person.