When it comes to crafting, February is always a fun time for kids. Along with Valentine’s Day chocolates and goodies come all the special art projects and homemade cards. This holiday craft allows kids to get hands-on and add a personal touch to the cards they give to friends and family. The lucky card recipient can either cherish it as a keepsake or hang it up as a work of art.
- White construction paper, canvas, or foam board
- Washable tempera paint in a variety of colors
- Letter stencils or cardboard (from a cereal box) for your letters (L,O,V,E)
- Scissors (to cut out letters)
- Gentle tape such as painters tape
- Optional: Ribbon to hang the art or a picture frame to frame it. Party tape can be used to tape around the art as a frame.
- Cut out letters or use stencils and tape to foam board, canvas, or construction paper. Use a gentle tape so the tape does not stick to the paper when you peel off the letters.
- Have your artist finger paint until the whole paper is full of color.
- Make sure that paint is applied along the edges of each letter.
- If too many white spaces are left by the edges, the letters won’t look like letters when you lift off the stencils.
- After the paint is dried, peel away the letters. You will have a beautiful work of art.