I know I always say how much I love Christmastime and how much I love Fall/Halloween, but I really love Valentine’s Day too. Can we all just agree that I really love any excuse to celebrate something fun? Is that so wrong? Valentine’s Day is a tiny little holiday perfectly placed right in the middle of winter as a pick-me-up so I am all about it. Plus, Valentine’s Day comes with lots of fun crafts and as a stay at home mom, you gotta find something to fill all those hours with your little one. And this fun little craft (plus a sweet surprise for your little one) is perfect for this time of year.
Last year, my sister in law (hi, Em!), told me about this super sweet Valentine’s Day tradition she started for her three boys that I just knew I had to
borrow steal. Every day starting on February 1st and leading up to Valentine’s Day, she writes something that she loves about each boy on a paper heart and then tapes the hearts on the boys’ doors for them to see each morning when they wake up. Is that not the sweetest thing ever?!
I thought I would take her idea and add a little something to it to get Olivia involved (see above regarding the whole thing about filling those hours!). I saw these cute heart shaped boxes at the Motherland (aka Target) the other day and thought it would make the perfect little “Valentine’s Day mailbox.” Each morning, I will put one paper heart with something that I love about my sweet girl in the box and she can “check the mail” when she wakes up and help me put them on her bedroom door. I just know that she will love waking up every morning to see what the new heart says. 🙂
^^My funny Valentine! 🙂
^^The finished product!
To get started, all you need is the box, glitter glue or paint, construction paper, and some fun Valentine’s stickers (shop it all below). I gave everything to Olivia and let her have free reign and I’d say the finished product has some pizzaz to it! This would also be a really cute box for any school-age kids to take to school to put their Valentine’s in. Do they still do that?
Then it’s on to phase two: the hearts. This should be easy because I’m pretty sure we can all think of a million reasons why we love our kids so all you have to do is write ’em down!
Pro tip: to get your hearts symmetrical, fold your piece of paper (the long way/hot dog style) in half and draw half of a heart. Cut along the line and voila! A perfectly symmetrical heart!
I love this craft because it’s super cute, super sweet, + super easy! Perfect for the Pinterest-fail mom that wants to do something fun for and with their littles on Valentine’s Day!