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  • Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards

    We had a wonderful time making Valentine’s Day cards this weekend…

    The girls started by painting different designs on large sheets of watercolor paper.  They painted spirals, wavy lines, polka dots and did one “Jackson Pollock” style.
    I cut their designs into small rectangles that we glued on to the the large tags we used as cards.
    Next, the girls decorated their cards with a “Happy Valentine’s Day” stamp and assorted heart stickers.
    They wrote the names of their classmates and then used a “With Love” stamp before signing their names on the backs of the cards.
    The final touch was to add the adorable fruit erasers we found in the bargain bins at Michaels.

     

    mariah

    With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.

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