Will you be my Valentine (from six feet away)?
The mail has been a bit slow this year (we’ve all felt the pandemic related delays…), but that shouldn’t stop your kids from making a Valentine’s Day card for someone they love. We’ve got some simple steps from Busy Little Hands: Art Play! to get you started. And don’t let the snail mail delays and social distancing get you down. You can even make your own super-special place to send and receive mail right at home with these easy step-by-step instructions!
What you’ll need:
- A cardboard box of any size
- Colorful tape
- Markers, crayons, paints, and oil pastels
- Cut a mail slot into the cardboard box.
- Create a simple card-making station with a stack of blank paper, stickers, markers, crayons, colorful tape, pastels, or whatever you have on hand.
- Decorate the cardboard “mailbox” with tape, stickers, markers, and paint.
- Fold a piece of paper in half to make a card.
- Decorate your card with markers, crayons, oil pastels, and stickers.
- Put your cards in your special mailbox.
Who will you send a card to? If you try card making with your kids, let us know. Share your Busy Little Hands: Art Play! inspired projects with us @storeypub and @homegrownfriends on Instagram with the hashtag #ArtPlay.
EXCERPTED AND ADAPTED FROM BUSY LITTLE HANDS: ART PLAY! © 2020 MEREDITH MAGEE DONNELLY