As my daughter gets older, she likes to be more involved with different activities, and especially likes to help make things. We decided to make some valentines for a few select friends at church, and got this inspiration from a article in Parenting magazine. With a few minor tweaks, we made this craft our own.
To make the shell of our valentines, we used orange paper, plastic needlework mesh, brown paint and a paintbrush.
My kiddo painted the mesh with the paint, and then we stamped our orange paper to give it a fun criss/cross design, similar to taco shells.
We kept doing this for all our pieces of paper.
We allowed the paper to dry overnight.
Next we use a cereal bowl to make circles, then cut them out.
I had some leftover green shredded paper from Easter last year, which worked perfectly for “lettuce” – we used craft glue to hold it in place.
Next we glued red sparkle hearts I bought at the dollar store to be our “tomatoes” – I alternated the large and small sizes.
Lastly I stapled the taco shut and added a corny little message to the front.
Taco ’bout cute…