Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hearts and Crafts {TTBH #5}

First and foremost, HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY, KINSEY!!! 
*Fun fact: Kinsey was supposed to be a Valentine's Day baby but decided to come 10 days early and has forever kept me on my toes since Day 1 :)

And speaking of Valentine's Day, my TTBH post is dedicated to all things hearts and crafts (I just had to with that one!)

{Tissue Paper Hearts}

Materials needed:
parchment or waxed paper cut into heart shapes
tissue paper (I used red, pink and white but the white didn't show up very well)
glue wash (equal parts Elmer's glue and water)
paint brush

This craft can be a bit messy but its fun and looks darling when dry. Kinsey did all 5 hearts in one sitting and I actually had to cut more tissue paper and mix up more glue wash! The paper will curl a bit but once its all dry I just stuck ours under a pile of heavy books overnight and they straightened up nicely. These make cute hanging decorations or can be used as Valentine's.
If you really want to get those fine motor skills going, have your child cut out the paper hearts and cut or tear the tissue paper.

{Raspberry Foam Dough}

print recipe

Raspberry Foam Dough
A scented and soft sensory dough. A great alternative to play dough.
  • 1/2 can Shaving Cream
  • 1 cups Cornstarch
  • 1 box Raspberry Jell-O
Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Have fun! *This foam dough is not edible.* If dough starts to dry out just add more shaving cream.

And since it's Thursday, I'm utilizing "Throwback Thursday" and sharing two crafts from previous years that Kinsey did that are d-a-r-l-i-n-g:

{Heart Wreath}
This is an easy-peasy craft: just cut out the center of a paper plate and glue on pre-cut hearts in various sizes and colors, embellish with stickers, attach yarn or string and hang!

{Hand print Flowers}
Using any color paint on white paper have child make hand prints but leave enough space to add stems and leaves. The tagline takes it over the top "handmade with love", isn't that sweet?!

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  1. Happy Birthday, Kinsey! These are great ideas! So cute!

  2. Happy birthday Kinsey!! Ihipevsge has a wonderful day! <3

  3. Happy 5th Birthday!

    I love that foam dough, I am wondering if we have any shaving cream...

  4. That foam dough looks really cool! Happy 5th birthday to Kinsey!

  5. I've never seen the foam dough with jello! I will have to try that!

  6. Aw, happy birthday Kinsey girl!! 5 is so big. *sniff sniff*

    That raspberry foam dough looks amazing and is so super creative. I'm definitely going to have to give that a try with Abigail. I know she would love it!

  7. That foam dough is awesome!!! Love it. And happy birthday to your sweet girl!

  8. Happy Birthday Kinsey! I love how close two of our girls are. Fun fact I REALLY wanted E to come early on the 14th, no luck.

    Cute, cute, cute!!! As always :).

  9. Happy Birthday, Kinsey!!!
    And there's the jello recipe!! What a fun idea. We need to try that! I'm also loving the tissue paper hearts. Seems easy enough for us to complete!

  10. I love these!! The tissue paper hearts are such a good idea! I tried something similar with regular paper with Mason and let's just say he glued down like 6 pieces and then walked away so I finished it. It does look pretty good though if I do say so myself :) haha!

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