These are simple and fun crafts for even the youngest children to do.
The center of the flower can be further decorated with red sequins, small seeds or a photo. We glued a small photo of Tasha (Kaitlyn made the card for her) into the center of the flower.
- a printer (or draw your own bumblebee, stem and leaves),
- a piece of paper,
- two muffin cups (the paper cups you make muffins or cupcakes in) - we used one small and one large, but you could use two of the same size,
- something the color with (paint, crayons, markers, etc).
- Colour the two muffin cups various valentine's colours (they will
be the flower head). Pink, red, white and mauve are all good choices.
- We painted the bottom cup red and left the top cup white.
- This step should be first, especially if using paint, so it has a chance to dry while you're doing the other steps.
- Set aside to dry.
- Print out the Valentine's Day template of choice.
- Cut out the template pieces and colour if necessary.
- Fold a piece of construction paper in half to make a card.
- Glue the leaves and the stem onto the front of the card.
- Glue the two muffin cups onto the top of the stem (one on top of
the other) to form the flower.
- Flatten out the bottom cup a bit more than the top cup so you can see the petals.
- you can use more than two cups if you want... The more cups you use, the more petals your flower will have.
- Glue the bumblebee near the flower.
- Print "Bee My Valentine!" on the card.
- You can decorate the card further by colouring in grass. Alternatively, you can use balled up pieces of green tissue paper as grass.
- Optional: Glue a photo into the center of the flower.
- Fill the inside of your card with hand drawn pictures, a photo, stickers or a message to the person you're giving your card to.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP in most browsers).