When they were dry I simple stuck the shapes together around the edges, nearly all the way but leaving an opening at th top of each. I should have used a stapler, but I was out of staples!
Then they helped me to scrunch up some newspaper (lots of good motor skill development there, and fun too of course!) I stuffed each heart with some paper and sealed the openings nearly completely, leaving just a tiny gap.
I just looped some ribbon and stuck it down firmly to the card, inside the gap, then closed it tightly.
All finished! On the back I wrote their special messages to daddy and dated them, and now they can hang up somewhere for him to admire them and remember his girls that made them
This activity is good for:
- creativity: exploring textures/ shapes/ colours/ materials and experimenting with glueing/ sticking/ painting/ colour matching
- maths: describing shapes/ noticing what happens when a shape goes from 2D to 3D
- motor skills: fine motor- pincer grip/ glueing/ sticking/ painting/ scrunching paper
- pshe: working independently