A simple Valentine for a craft-resistant boy

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I love all of the blogs I follow.  I love the helpful hints, the crafts, the Momma support.  I love it.  I am also jealous.  I’ve been trying to find my way with the boy on our homeschooling journey. Sometimes it’s a hit, sometimes it’s a miss. I really never know. Although now I’m thinking I should. I think it’s pretty obvious. Combustion, electricity, motors….can’t go wrong there.  Crafts that last longer than 5 minutes, not so much.  But how can I resist making valentines? I also think as a Momma, I deserve some home-made Valentines from the boy I love!  Since I’m a homeschooling Momma, it’s up to me, right?  So here’s our attempt, we tried a simple Valentine for my craft-resistant boy 🙂

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We got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Boy Mama Teacher Mama.  We cut out sponges in the shape of hearts and hot glued the extra pieces of sponge to the back of the hearts to use as “handles”.  Of course Isaiah preferred the hot glue part.  He got a little lost in making spider webs out of hot glue while I prepared our craft area.

I cut out 7 large construction paper hearts.  Isaiah likes to cut paper.  That’s a craft, right?  He cut paper, while I cut hearts.  Next I put 3 colors of paint on some paper plates, white, pink, and red.  Time to stamp!  He stamped 4 cards, I was amazed and impressed that he was so careful about not getting the colors all mixed up on the sponges! Then the dot marker came out .  The last Valentine got dot markered, that was OK.  Only the Valentine’s his name was “Stinky”.  Yup.  “Hey Mom, let’s give Stinky to Josie (his cousin), but don’t tell her his name is Stinky.”  We’ll see who squeals first.

Once the stamping was done we let them dry.  Isaiah helped with the clean-up and we set them aside.  After they dried we wrote a to: and from: on them. When I turned my back his true colors came out.  He began drawing a generator right on top of one of his Valentines!  Oh well, talk about an original piece of artwork.  I am sure whichever grandparent get’s it will be thrilled!  How do you get your craft resistant child to do some crafts?

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