So this is the state of things...I began this post in January. Seriously. January….and now I am finally getting around to posting it...how many weeks AFTER Valentine's Day? What can I say...life is busy and it doesn’t always go according to plan. But we’re having fun!
We LOVE any project, activity, or craft involving contact paper. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I offered Miss F a Valentine Themed Sticky Craft using a variety of materials I found at the dollar store: Ribbons, pink, white, & red pom poms, and plain & glitter hearts in a variety of colors.
Miss F is still enjoying taking the items down more than she is enjoying putting them back up. As she continues to grow I can see that changing as she’ll consider this an invitation to create and play.
Digby of course joined in for the fun! Even though he looks quite skeptical here…he was quite interested in what Miss F was doing and needed to approve everything.
As soon as she saw the invitation she knew the plan. For birthday my Mom got me this basket, saying, “I know you use a lot of baskets with F---.” True, true. I do use a lot of baskets with Miss f. :)
To make your own Valentine Sticky Craft you’ll need the following materials:
Assorted light weight items such as pom poms, curling ribbon, paper hearts, foam hearts, bows, feathers, etc.
While Miss F enjoyed the Valentine Sticky Craft what I found fascinating was her determination to combine invitations to play. We have a few Old School Homemade Toys that are favorites: Popsicle Sticks in a Coffee Can, Pom Poms in Milk Jugs, and Playing Cards in an Oatmeal Container. Popsicle Sticks in a Coffee Can Posting Activity is one our absolute favorites! I keep the popsicle sticks in a Zipper Pouch. We love zipper pouches and Miss F knows zipper pouches always hold really cool & fun things!
Very soon Miss F decided to add her Valentine materials to her canning jar and milk jugs.
To support this spontaneous play, I located a few smaller milk jugs for Miss F to use with her basket. Now, this basket has moved away from the sticky wall and stands on its own! Recently, a friend gave her a gift with heart tag, and Miss F immediately brought it over to her basket. Of course! Hearts should definitely go with the Valentine mixed materials basket!
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