Create your own three dimensional blooming card for Valentine’s Day.
What You Need:
- White construction paper or card stock
- Colored paper
- Green felt or fabric
- Glue or glue dots
What You Do:
- Cut a pile of different sizes of hearts out from the colored paper.
- Add doodles, dots, and designs to your hearts.
- Fold sturdy white paper in half to make a card.
- Cut thin strips of green fabric or felt to make stems. If you don’t have fabric, simply use a green marker or crayon to draw your stems.
- Make a tiny bow with ribbon to glue across the middle of the stems. If you don’t have ribbon, just use a thin piece of paper.
- Attach the paper hearts to the stems with glue dots or glue.
- Continue adding hearts for full bouquet.
- Write a kind message or poem inside.
Words to Use:
- Three-dimensional: Having or appearing to have length, depth, and height.
- Texture: The way a surface or material feels when you touch it, especially how smooth or rough it is.
- Bouquet: An attractively arranged bunch of flowers.
- Poem: A piece of writing that expresses emotions, experiences and ideas especially in short lines using words that rhyme.
What to Talk About:
- Discuss texture. Compare and contrast the differences between fabrics.
- Discuss the difference between the three-dimensional hearts and the flat stems.
- Rhyming words. What kind of words express feelings?
Change It Up:
- Use ribbon or string, or even real grass for your stems.
- Add words to the hearts to form a message, like conversation heart candies.
- Try writing a haiku poem inside. A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. Each short poem has three lines with five syllables in the first and last line and seven syllables in the middle line.
- Social & Emotional Development
- Fine Motor Development
- Visual Arts: 2.V.1, 2.V.1
- English Language Arts: R.L.1.4