Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
I saw the most adorable Valentine's day card on Pinterest a few weeks ago & knew that it would be so much fun to make with Addie for her to give to her daddy. It should have come as no surprise that it would be an adventure. On Tuesday afternoon, I sat down with a sheet of white card stock & drew a big heart on it for her to put her hand prints in. I poured a little bit of red paint on a paper plate and summoned Addie over. The poor girl ran as far as she could away from me. I even put my hand in the paint to show her there was nothing to be afraid of. She ran further away. Then I thought, "ok, great, now I'm stuck with paint all over my hand." So I picked up the art supplies for the day. Yesterday I thought I had the best idea ever & I would trace her hands with a crayon. I'm 105% positive that the neighbors down the street heard the blood curdling screams that came out of my sweet girl's mouth. Ok, so what now? She wouldn't really color inside the heart either. Instead, she made pretty red dots with the crayon on the tile floor instead. I quickly grabbed a sheet of red construction paper & told her to tear it in pieces. Ah, her love language!! Why didn't I think of this in the beginning?! As she tore the paper into itty bitty, smaller than a fingernail pieces, I managed to grab some a tad bit larger to start gluing onto the white heart. Then she proceeded to take the pieces off of the heart that had already been glued on. After a quick lecture on the chemical makeup of the glue stick and how it helps the construction paper adhere to the white card stock, she began to help me press the torn red pieces down so they would stick. In the end, our little Valentine's heart project didn't turn out like I had planned, but I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself for improvising and figuring out a way to make it work. It actually looks kinda cute.