I like decorating the house for Valentine’s Day even though we don’t really buy into the commercialism side of it and so this week we thought we’d make some kid made Valentine’s Day Heart Bunting! A couple of weeks ago Orla decided that she needed to make a Valentine’s Card for “Vlalentines” Day (she pronounces this word with an inordinate amount of L’s which makes me laugh!) What is “Vlalentines” Day, I asked? Well she’s not exactly sure but she thinks it’s when we get pink chocolates. And flowers. I asked her ‘who from’ but she’s not too sure about that either, and when I asked who she was going to send the card to, she said ‘just for us’. So her understanding of Valentine’s Day is limited but what she has grasped is that is a celebration that seems to revolve around pink hearts and chocolate, and they’re pretty much her all time favourite things so she was on board for celebrating that! So, Valentine’s Day Heart Bunting was on the cards for us!
She delved into the craft cupboard and announced that her card would be made from tissue paper, glue and a whole load of glitter. Well, as you can imagine, this turned into a very sticky, gloopy mess and so it ended up on the shelves in our snug, drying off for days on end. So the card did not ever get made but after a kind donation from a lady at work of ‘some pretty coloured felt’, we decided to turn the gloopy mess into some pretty bunting.
How to Make Valentine’s Day Heart Bunting!
I’m quite pleased with how it turned out actually! And as there’s always a good time for bunting, it’s nice to have some seasonal bunting up for Valentine’s Day. If you’d like to make your own bunting – here’s the made up instructions from Orla!
You will need:
- Tissue Paper in a variety of colours and some white tissue paper
- PVA glue or clear glue
- Coloured felt (or cardboard)
- Cling Film
- Lay out some white tissue paper on top of a large piece of cling film.
- Tear up/ cut strips of pink, purple etc…. tissue paper and glue them onto the white tissue paper.
- Once the white tissue paper is covered with pink, purple colours – add an extra layer of glue.
- Sprinkle on some glitter and leave for at least 24 hours to dry.
- When dry, cut out hearts from your tissue paper.
- Cut out larger hearts from some felt or card and then glue the paper hearts onto the felt material (or card.)
- Leave to dry for an hour.
- Glue ribbon onto your felt (or card) hearts and hang your bunting for all to admire!
If you’re looking for some other things to do with kids on Valentine’s Day. You could also try our Marshmallow Krispie Cakes for a Quick and Easy Valentines’ Treat! They’re sticky but very yummy! If you’d like to try some more natural crafts – try our Nature Crafts for Valentine’s Day or you could also have some fun making some Rose Petal Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.
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