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