Valentine’s Day Kid Craft: Heart-and-Lollipop Flowers

l_236b0340-a1a3-11e1-bf1c-01bb00400001If you’re a working parent and take your children to daycare as I do, you may dread certain times of the year. Valentine’s Day is one of them. You feel obligated to supply your child’s classmates with goodies and/or cards. I would say the crafty moms annoy me, but I consider myself crafty. It’s not the lack of creativity; it’s the lack of energy and time. So instead of buying another box of lame cards and sweet tarts, I found this neat little craft idea that you can do with the kids. Thanks Martha!

Heart-and-Lollipop Flowers

With just a little TLC, colorful hearts flourish as the petals of a new flower variety –one with a lollipop center and stem.

Materials: Construction paper, scissors, and lollipop (preferably Dum Dums)

1. Use card stock to make a half-heart template about 3 inches high and 1 1/4 inches wide. Fold a 12-by-3 1/2-inch piece of construction paper in half vertically, and trace four half-hearts along the fold.
2. Cut out hearts; unfold.
3. Stack hearts; punch a hole 1/4 inch up from bottom. Position petals to form a flower, making sure holes line up. Secure by applying glue around holes; let dry. Write name on a petal. Insert lollipop.

T Marlene

About Associate Editor, T Marlene

T. Marlene is the Associate Editor for Daily Venus Diva, helping the EIC to provide daily content and a presence on social media sites. T. Marlene is also a Baltimore native, plus model, actress, and graphic artist. T. owns her own graphic design company (MaeLea Designs) and has over 20 years of experience. T. currently resides in Charlotte with her 3 year old daughter and mom. http://www.tamaramarlene.com/

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