Heart People

Did I ever mention on this blog that the first shape that Clara could name when she saw it was the heart?  It may be because I seem to really enjoy making valentines and we make copious amounts of them for the month before the big day.  Here are some Valentine’s Day crafts from past years if you need ideas:

Its so fun to see Clara at different stages of her life all on this blog.  Not to mention different stages of hair growth.  In this blog you can see that she finally got her first hair cut!  Three and a half years is an awful long time for a Mommy to wait for getting to style her daughter’s hair.  But, I digress.

This week we made heart people.  This is one of those projects that I remember doing in my childhood and when my sister saw them, she said she remembered making arms and legs like that, too ,and she never remembers anything from our childhood, so they must have been a big part of it.

We started out with a piece of card stock which I cut into two pieces (see below).  The big piece I cut into a heart shape.  The smaller piece I cut into four long strips.


The we started making the heart people some faces. We added googly eyes, a pompom nose, marker mouths, and yarn hair. Then we folded the long strips back and forth to make arms and legs and glued them on at appropriate spots. Clara thought they needed hands and feet, so I cut four hearts out of the scraps and we glued them on in those places.
Finally, we folded the bottom of the heart up a bit so that they would be able to sit and then we let them dry. This was a great craft as besides the cutting, I just made mine and Clara followed along and made her own all by herself! They turned out super cute, too and have been playing in the dollhouse with all of their new princess friends. I think Clara’s turned out prefectly!


6 Responses to “Heart People”

  1. 1 Karen January 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Tell Clara I thought hers was perfect also, especially the color! I may even have one or two of those made in your early life.

  2. 3 Rick January 28, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Oh, and it’s only 4 and a half weeks, can you handle that?

  3. 5 carrita January 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Love them!

  4. 6 Josh February 8, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Miles plays with his every morning when he walks into the kitchen.

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