My friend shared a post (on a blog that is no longer active) about putting a heart on someone’s door every day starting on February 1st. I intended to do that for my kids but I was sick in bed at the beginning of February so it didn’t happen. Then it occurred to me that the kids could do something similar for their dad for Valentine’s Day. We created our door of hearts after school on Valentine’s Day.
14 – 8.5×11 pieces of colored cardstock
1 – 7.5×10 piece of white cardstock for each child
assorted heart or Valentine’s Day stickers
1. Draw a heart that takes up most of an 8.5×11 inch piece of paper and then cut it out. We made 12 of these (6 for each child). I thought about using my Silhouette or my Cricut to cut these out ahead of time but I think that part of the fun is letting the kids cut the hearts out themselves.
2. Write what you love about the person on the heart. My 6 year old wrote out her sentences on scratch paper so I could proofread it before she wrote it on her hearts.
My 4 year old dictated what he wanted to write on the heart and then I just let him sign Love and his name.
3. Have the kids draw their dad on a sheet of white cardstock. I asked the kids to make the drawing of their dad look as lifelike as possible. Here are the drawings.
4. Adhere the white cardstock to a piece of colored cardstock.
5. Decorate the hearts and drawings with heart or Valentine’s Day stickers. Here are 4 of my favorite completed hearts.
6. Put tape on the back of the hearts and the drawings.
7. Place the hearts and the drawings on the door. The kids really liked deciding where everything was placed.
My husband was so surprised when he got home from work! He loved the hearts and the kids were so proud when he read each of the hearts out loud.
This project could also be used for an anniversary, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day or birthday. I don’t think this is the last time we will see something like his at my house!