And Grandma loves making them with the kiddos when there’s minimal preparation and clean-up.
Oh, grandma’s also love it when the Valentine is easy to make.
These polka dot Valentines fit all of those requirements.
With just a few supplies, you can be ready to make these in no time at all! Here’s what you’ll need.
Polka Dot Valentines
- Acrylic paint in Valentine colors
- Cardstock paper in Valentine colors
- My free Valentine heart printable
- Plastic lids from whipped topping containers
First, use my free Valentine printable to print up your Valentines on your cardstock paper. Then cut them out.
Pour some of the paint onto the plastic lids. Give your grandkids some Q-tips to use as their paint ‘brush.’
Your grandkids will dip the Q-tips into the paint and then make polka dots on their Valentines. (This is similar to the fall leaf painting activity that we did back in November.)
Natalie is doing a two-handed painting job. Tricky kiddo!
Here, Natalie is quickly jabbing her Q-tips up and down to make the polka dots. And to make blurry hands in the picture. Hey! Having fun is what it’s all about, isn’t it?
Let’s pause here for a moment. Do you notice anything that is missing? Like . . . something to protect my granddaughters’ clothing? Like . . . a protective covering over my counter so that they won’t get paint on it?
My granddaughter was so excited to get started that I totally spaced it out. Until Mom happened to come in the room. And immediately noticed. Oops!
So we paused and got on some crafting aprons. And put newspaper on the counter.
Natalie shows off her artwork. (Notice that she’s wearing a craft apron in this picture? Mom is happy. Natalie is happy. Grandma is happy!)
Of course I had to make a couple, too. You know, to bond with my granddaughters.
Sheesh! What am I saying? This activity is fun for all ages — from young two-year-old granddaughters to old grandmas like me!
When I was planning this activity, I thought that I had paper doilies on hand. I thought that it would be fun to glue the Valentines onto the doilies.
I looked and looked all over my house. Couldn’t find those blasted things!
Since I was looking for them about half-an-hour before my grandchildren came, I didn’t have time to run to the store to get some doilies.
So, learn from me. If you want to use doilies, make sure you get them in plenty of time before your grandchildren come!