Sorry that I have been lagging behind on my blogging. I meant to blog about our last preschool at our house. We did a great alphabet truck project, but I didn’t take any pictures, so it just didn’t happen. But, I have a few different valentine ideas that I’m going to post in the next couple of weeks to make up for it.
This is the first of the valentine’s crafts and its the easiest painting project that we have done… possibly ever. All you need is a cheap tray of kid’s watercolor paints, some paper towels, and scissors. That’s it. I’m stealing this idea from this blog (which is awesome, by the way, and has tons of ideas for cool bento boxes for kids’ lunches and snacks). She gives much better directions than I’m about to give, so if you don’t get it, go there.
First I cut four hearts out of a paper towel. Then I folded them up into a strip of paper towel and added some water to each of the paint colors in the watercolor box. Clara could hardly control herself at this point, as I used a straw to add the water and that was just too cool. Then I had Clara dip the paper towel heart strips in the paint water until each one was completely colorful. Then we unfolded and beheld the tie-dye magic.
They took a while to dry (overnight), but they look awesome in the sunshine on our new-ish windows. And yes, there is sunshine today! I have proof!
Clara loved making these so much and they were so easy that we may go buy some card stock and make tie-dye cards, too. Of course, I also just promised a bunch of other valentine craft blogs…