Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here is a simple Valentine pocket idea that I did with Kindergarten today. I wasn't crazy about my design but the kids had a blast so here we go.
paint in Valentine colors
red, purple, white, and black paper
glitter glue, sequins etc. for embellishments
Take 2 plates, cut one in half.
Paint with Valentine colors. I made the kids choose 2 colors.
The girls seemed to prefer purple and pink while all the boys chose purple and red.
Out of red or purple paper, (depending what color you painted your 1/2 plate), cut a large heart.
I traced the hearts out ahead of time for Kindergarten on the fold.
Heart shapes from the fold is one of the basic skills I try to teach them at this age.
Next they cut out white circles and smaller black circles for the eyes.
Glue these on the heart with a glue stick.
Cut a mouth out of contrasting paper and glue on as well.
I tell the kids to cut a banana shape.
Cut 4 smaller hearts from contrasting paper for the hands and feet.
Again I traced these out ahead of time and they were cut on the fold.
Take 4 strips of white paper, 2 of them measuring 12 inches and 2 measuring 6 inches.
Accordion fold all strips.
This is another basic skill i try to teach them.
The long strips are the legs and the smaller ones the arms.
Glue a heart to the end of each strip.
Glue into place on your heart.
Now glue your heart man onto the 1/2 plate.
Staple the 1/2 plate to the full plate.
Add embellishments like glitter glue or sequins or smaller hearts.
This is where Kindergarten had a great time.
Some of these heart pockets are fully covered in glitter glue!
Punch 2 holes in the top and attach a ribbon or string for hanging.
We added name tags for our valentine exchange next week.