Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is not just for celebrating with significant others.  Make sure to celebrate with friends and family.  Let those closest to you know how much they are appreciated.

Valentine

Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine written by Jonathan London and illustrated by Andrew Joyner is a story of celebrating friendship on Valentine's Day.  Duck secretly invites his friends to the park with an unsigned valentine.  When everyone arrives Duck surprises them with a Valentine's Day celebration.

The following craft can be made with common items around the house.  The craft may require some assistance from a caring adult.  

Materials

  • Construction paper (a variety of colors)
  • Glue
  • One piece of cardstock or heavy paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Green marker
  • String

Instructions

  1. Fold cardstock in half
  2. Cut several heart from the construction paper (any colors you choose)
  3. Decorate the hearts with different patterns using a black marker
  4. Glue them the the cardstock overlapping (as shown in the picture)
  5. Draw green stems from the heart down to the bottom of the card
  6. tie a bow with the string and glue to the green stems 

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