Instead of the traditional Valentine cards for mom, dad, a grandparent or friend, make special banners to send your message.
Crafting Time: 20 - 30 minutes
What You Need:
- red or pink crepe paper streamer
- cellophane tape
- red, pink, and white construction paper
- Cut an 18" length of crepe paper streamer and a length of yarn for each banner. Knot the yarn ends together to make a hanger.
- To attach the hanger, place a yarn loop at one end of a streamer, fold the top of the streamer down over one section of the yarn loop, and tape the top to the back of the streamer.
- Cut the opposite end of the streamer into points to resemble ribbon.
- Draw and cut heart shapes, in various sizes from red, pink, and white construction paper.
- Write on three of your hearts. Write "I" on the first, "Love" on the second, and "You" on the third.
- Glue the hearts to the banner ribbons, spacing the hearts evenly.
- Glue additional hearts to the banners above and below the word hearts.
- Hearts may be decorated with marker before gluing. Other messages you might want to write: You're the best. You are great. Please be mine. I'm sure you can think of more.
- Cut a length of ribbon for each banner. Tie the ribbons into bows and glue a bow at the top of each banner.
By Marie E. Cecchini from West Dundee, IL
January 25, 20070 found this helpful
Great idea! Thanks for the pix, too.
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