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Project #49 and #50 Valentine

Thursday, 11 February 2010 by Irene Hoofs


Hug Armband by Khali from Little. Lovely.

Mike is currently on three months paternity leave. 'H' is especially loving having him home and has developed a serious case of hero worship. He insists on giving Mike a ridiculous amount of hugs throughout the day, so we worked together on a project that made his little hugs more permanent. Here’s how to give your loved one a hug all day long.

What you'll need:

- Paint- Paper (plain and patterned)
- Cellotape
- Double sided tape and scissors

Step one:
Cover your child’s hand in paint.
Step two:
Stamp hand prints on a plain piece of paper and allow to dry.
Step three:
Assist your child in cutting out their hand prints.
Step four:
Cut a long strip of coloured paper the width of your child’s palm.
Step five:
Use cellotape to attach the handprints to the strip of coloured paper.
Step six:
Attach a piece of double sided tape to the underside of one hand.
Step seven:
Give someone a special hug by securing the band around their arm.


Valentine’s Day Garland by Khali from Little. Lovely.

Charlotte is still too small to participate in craft activities but I didn’t want her to miss out on the fun of Valentine’s Day, so I created this special garland for her room. This project would be a great craft activity for older children who are comfortable using scissors.

What you'll need:
- Coloured paper
- Scissors
- Pencil
- Cellotape
- Scalpel

Step one:
Draw nine hearts onto the back of a piece of coloured paper.
Step two:
Cut out the hearts.( You could use a heart paper punch, but I prefer the look of hand cut hearts.)
Step three:
Using a scalpel, make a vertical slit into the side of each heart.
Step four:
Cut strips of coloured paper that are the same width as the slits made on the hearts.
Step five:
Thread one strip of paper through one side of two hearts and secure with tape as shown. Repeat.
Step six:
(Optional) Write a sweet message onto your garland. I took inspiration from John, Paul, Ringo and George and wrote “Love, love me do. You know I love you.”
Step six:
hang your garland from the wall.

..Little. Lovely...

Note: The heart and bird decals shown are from Love Mae.
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