Saturday, February 4, 2012
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought that you could use this idea to make a cute Valentine's Day card.
My son just turned 2 and a half and he loves to color. However, basically all he does is scribble and scribble until the page is covered.
What you need:
Crayons or Markers
Scotch Blue Painter's tape, or masking tape
(Wider 2 inch tape is better for bigger shapes like a heart)
What you do:
Cut or fold your paper/card to the size you want. Tape down the border evenly with blue tape. Test the tape you use first to make sure that it easily peels off of your paper.
Cut out other shapes and letters from the tape and place them onto the card where you want them.
For the letters, I cut out lots of strips and layered them. It would be very difficult to cut out each letter as one piece. The heart is also two halves.
If you want to, you can choose just a few colors for your toddler to use. I started that way, but Benjamin kept asking for a new color. He naturally wanted to cover the whole page (he especially wanted to draw on the blue tape), but sometimes I had to ask him to color one spot or another.
Carefully peel away the tape and you are done.