geometric valentine poster.

VALENTINE

Milo and I didn’t make his valentines this year because he found some star wars ones he HAD to have for his classmates – but we worked on this valentine poster for the house, since he LOVES having decorations. (we are seriously slacking on the valentines decor this year as well…i blame the cold weather).

This was a fun little project that we originally found here.

We used some rogue paint chips I had laying around, and that seemed to work perfectly, and was a great way to upcycle!
Milo had fun figuring out the pattern – it was almost like a big heart puzzle.

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You will need:
Cardstock, colored paper, or paint chips
exacto knife or rotary cutter
cutting mat
Gluestick
Large sheet of white paper

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Measure the colored paper and cut into squares. Ours were 5 inch squares, because we were working with the paint chips but you can do any size really!

Cut the squares in half, into two triangles.

Layout the heart design on the large sheet of white paper. Using a glue stick, glue each triangle onto the white paper.

Previous valentines here, here and here!

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16. crayon valentines. part 1.


I saw this post and other posts on pinterest about melting down your old crayons to make multi-colored new ones. Milo has a big bag of random crayons that his grandma gave him, but the problem is we needed a silicone baking pan. I thought maybe I would keep my eye out at the thrift store one of these days and when I found one give this a try. Turns out they had one in the dollar section at target, and a heart shaped one to boot! This was a great project to work on with milo too. We started by peeling all the paper off the crayons. He did this while I sliced the paper open. Then we broke the crayons into small pieces and put them in a bowl. We then took the small pieces and color coated them into the baking pan. you bake it in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool completely, remove and let it cool on a rack. It was really easy and worked great. We plan to put turn these into valentines day gifts for the kids at milo’s daycare. Now I got to figure out how to attach these to a little valentine card that I also plan to make. Any suggestions? I thought about hot glue, but I don’t want you to crack the crayon trying to get it off the paper…

We tested one out, but milo didn’t quite understand why I was coloring with it. He kept asking me, ” Can I eat it now?”