Do you exchange valentines with your kids? We do. I love helping them make valentines for their friends, but I get really excited to see what they make each other.
You might remember the Birds of A Feather valentines I made for my kids last year. This year I made these little paper fans to say that “I am their biggest fan.”
As parents we should be our kids biggest advocate, supporter, fan, right!? On Valentines, we will have a fun dinner and all place our valentines on one another’s place setting. Because Matt and I are fancy like that and agreed years ago not to celebrate Valentines Day with a big dinner date.
I bet you have most of these supplies already around your house. I used some left over Christmas wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, glue, scissors, and a few popsicle sticks.
I made a little accordion fan with just plain white paper to test the length of paper I needed to make the size fan I wanted. After I cut my paper to size, I folded them into accordion fans.
I then glued popsicle sticks on the inside flaps of my fans to give them a little weight and stability.
Next, I placed drops of glue in the folds at one end of the fan and used a clothes pin to hold the folds in place while the glue dried. This allowed for my fan to always look like a fan, even when it’s not being used.
While the glue was drying, I printed out a little message and used my 2″ hole puncher to cut them out. The final step was using some string to attach my cards to the fan.
They were so simple, yet I know my young kids will love them. You can embellish them as much as you want! I think ribbon glued around to give them more of a handle would be pretty cute too!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day or keep it simple, and more kid centered too!?
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