Adorable bee valentines to make with your kids

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One among our favourite Valentine’s Day books is My Coronary heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Corridor. It’s such a artistic e book, stuffed with whimsical animals which are totally manufactured from coronary heart shapes (the crab is hilarious. However then, so is the seal…and the walrus…and…) Positively price snuggling up underneath a heat blanket with the kids to learn this Valentine’s Day.

This card was impressed by the e book…and the truth that bees simply lend themselves to Valentine’s Day puns.

The bee is a bunch of coronary heart shapes — most are even the identical measurement so you may layer a number of items of paper on high of one another and lower all of them out without delay. And I spotted whereas I used to be making these that I discovered within the first grade to make hearts by folding a paper in half and drawing half a coronary heart on it, then chopping…and it nonetheless stays one of the best ways to make hearts that I do know.

Provides:

  • development paper (black, white, and yellow)
  • cardstock
  • gel or different ornamental pens
  • embroidery thread and needle
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue

Directions:

Fold cardstock in half.

Reduce three equal-sized hearts out of development paper — one black, one white, and one yellow. Reduce two smaller hearts out of the black paper for ft, and a small circle of yellow for the attention.

Take the yellow coronary heart and lower into stripes. Glue the yellow stripes to the highest half of the black coronary heart. Glue the white coronary heart excessive to make the bee’s wings. I outlined the wings so that they’d present up higher on this image, however you shouldn’t want to try this. Glue the attention on the entrance, and the ft beneath. Glue your bee to the entrance of the cardstock.

To embroider the bee’s flight path, draw the trail frivolously on your card in pencil. Poke holes within the pencil drawing you simply made, then tape your thread to the again of the image, and stitch by the holes (I love the way in which embroidered playing cards look! You may get extra particulars right here on how to make them if you would like to strive a couple of extra.)

Use gel pens to write your message on the entrance (would possibly I counsel, “Bee mine, Valentine?” It’s an oldie however a goodie).

That’s it! Hand them out to pals or household (however for heaven’s sake, don’t suppose you’re making these for your complete second grade or something — we restrict handmade playing cards to grandparents, siblings, and fogeys.) Or pop one in your baby’s lunchbox for a enjoyable shock.

For extra enjoyable Valentine’s Day concepts, strive one in every of these:

-Secret Message Valentine Playing cards

-A enjoyable, easy Valentine lunch concept

-Valentine path combine

For extra kids’ actions and straightforward recipes, you will discover Laura at Peace however not Quiet, and on fb and Pinterest.

Picture credit: Laura Falin

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