I was asked to come up with a Valentine’s Day craft for the pre-school.
So I thought, what’s more fun than a bowl full of pom-poms??!
Fun for all ages.
I love a simple project that uses everyday items from around the house.
And I love a craft that you can also giveaway to friends and teachers.
Of course you can make these so many different ways….with cardstock, on top of old cereal boxes, on reclaimed wood? That would be cool. Here’s what we did:
• It helps to draw the heart first with pencil, to make sure you have the shape you want. Then trace with a thick permanent marker. Don’t worry about making it perfect. Some of the outline will be covered with pompoms.
• Write your expression out before gluing pompoms.
• Use Elmer’s type glue, rather than a glue stick.
• Sharpies work better than Crayola type markers, but they tend to dry quickly as you write. So draw/write over everything twice.
• If you’re making these for young children, pre-write all the expressions on each plate so all they do is glue and attach pom-poms.
Then, decorate the edges or add more messages to the plate:
If you don’t have pom-poms (you can purchase them in large bags at most craft stores)…use cotton balls!
Happy Valentine-ing weekend.
I’m cheering for you….with every pom pom!