Can you believe that February is just around the corner? Today Erica from Spoonful of Imagination is sharing a cute heart memo board craft to make for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing Erica!
Today, I am excited to show you a quick and cheap heart memo board you can make with your kids.
I made this styrofoam heart memo board mostly out of supplies I had already. The two items I did buy for it were the 12” x 12” styrofoam squares from the Dollar Tree and the brown heart paper from Target’s dollar section.
These simple boards were a way to talk about love with my kids that went further than just writing their name on some premade Valentines (although you can count on it we will be doing that activity as well in the coming weeks). You can make these boards too. Here is how you do it.
1) Gather your supplies. 2) Simply draw a heart onto the styrofoam, and cut it out. 3) Use the Styrofoam heart as a stencil to draw a replicate heart onto the brown paper. Tip: Make sure you brown paper is right side up or you will have some upside down hearts on your board like one of mine. I left that little mistake to show you how to not do the same :). 4) Once you have your heart drawn onto the brown paper, give it a one-inch margin as you cut it out. You then will cut that one-inch margin into one-inch slits all the way around the heart. 5) Use some spray Elmer’s glue to spray the whole heart and slits. Lay the styrofoam back on top of the heart and start folding the slits over the styrofoam. 6) Your heart is done! Simply turn it around and use some pushpins to pin messages to it.
I made a few different hearts. I used the white dollies to decorate a memo board with things I love about my husband. It’s so good for our kids to see and hear things that we love about our spouse.
This led into a conversation about what they love about one another and even themselves. I had my Kindergartener write the word or phrase he came up with about each family member. I had my preschooler draw a picture of each family member and I wrote his “I love comments” next to their picture. Sidenote: My boys might have a slight Transformers obsession, so each family member has an Autobot name as well. Oh, I love their imaginations!
I hope this simple activity will a good conversation starter for you and your family as well! Thanks so much for checking out my post and please feel free to visit me at a Spoonful of Imagination.
Erica is a homeschool mom of three young kids (5, 4, and 2 years old). As a young girl , she was homeschooled a little and feels that one single part of her story is a reason why she and her eight siblings are so close to one another and creative today. She loves to write love about her family, the things they do, and the crafts she makes. Her belief is if you add a spoonful of imagination into every area of your journey, it will be a more beautiful life.
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