I love making valentine's with my kids. I love not buying the store-bought Valentines that are lumped up on the shelves and look entirely un-thoughtful. Sometimes it's hard to come up with exactly what that fabulously fabulous Valentine is going to be. Which is why I was so thankful for my friend Chelsea's post last month featuring her cement Valentines! Finally I knew what to do with that giant tub of Plaster of Paris I bought before Christmas! Finally, an adorable Valentine that both boys and girls will dig! Finally, something my children can EASILY help with! Hooray!
Pearl and I made tiny hearts using Plaster of Paris and heart ice molds from Ikea. After the hearts dried, I set them loose with red and white paint and a lot of red glitter.
I may or may not have purchased an entire case of playing cards a few years ago because - well, you never know. So we mounted all of the little hearts on "hearts." That's right, I picked through all of the playing cards to find only the hearts for this project. After my children wrote their names on the back, I loaded them into clear bags and closed them with a sticker.
Happy Valentine's Day!