Making these Valentines has been quick, easy, and a fun way to do arts and crafts to celebrate this fun day! In order to get started, here's a closer look at what you will need... First, you will need butterfly die cuts. Of course, you could cut these out on your own, but I found a pack of 48 pre-cut at Michaels for $2.99. I'm not sure about you, but that's a little price to pay to not have to cut all of these out!
Next, we picked up these fun Valentine's Day pencils in the dollar section at Target - 12 for a $1 :).
Then, you will need googlee eyes and we found these fun different colored ones at Michael's at 48 for $2.99...
Of course, what kid's craft project would be complete without adding fun colored pipe cleaners?!?!
Some lovely foam hearts... I bought a big bag of foam hearts at Hobby Lobby for $5.99 and when you use your 40% off coupon, that's even better!
Other items you will need that are not shown...glue dots, scissors, and a black marker :)
Now for the fun part!!!
1. Fold the butterfly in half and cut two 1 inch slits in the middle... And if you have a little one helping you, then simply show them how to fold them in half and draw two half inch lines as guides for them to cut. After about five of them, they will have the hang of it and can make the lines and cuts on their own.
5. Then let your little one sign their name on the back :)
Here's a quick look at all of the butterflies that PJ put together all by herself :)
In total, we ended up putting together about 75 of these little love bugs - it was a fun project and I LOVED that Peyton was able to put these together all by herself - and the best part was that she LOVED making them AND giving them :).