But do you know what happens when you fall in love with an artistic approach for a period of time? You make a lot of art. A lot. And you wind up with masterpieces that your dear little ones have created that you don't want to just recycle.
With Valentine's Day coming right up, we decided to use our art to make some "love-ly" bookmarks for family and friends. It was simple and fun! We cut up the art (which, since it was done on watercolor paper is nice and sturdy for bookmark-making), punched holes in the top, and slid some ribbon through. We then used simple rubber stamps (we happened to have Valentine's Day themed stamps on hand) and the kids decorated their bookmarks as they chose.
When they were finished, I helped the kids write special messages for loved ones on the backs of each bookmark.
What crafts are you doing with your kids for V-day?