Claire was sick today, which meant we spent the day indoors. She spent most of the day clinging to me, and took a couple of naps for good measure. But she’s three, so…she still wanted to play and needed to be entertained. And frankly, I did too! So we busted out a couple of crafts I’ve had in my head for awhile now but haven’t had the time to actually sit down and do.
Turns out, I really did have the time for these. They were super simple…both crafts took less than 15 minutes, total, to complete. And the one I am going to share now was so simple, Claire was able to do it herself, with very minimal assistance. This framed button heart was intended as a Valentine’s day decoration…but it’s *so* cute, I’m going to put it in her room and leave it up year-round!
All you need for this craft is a bunch of buttons (I used some we picked up in the dollar area at Michaels – darn you Michaels for making me buy ALL THE BUTTONS, ALL THE TIME!), some glue, and a piece of card stock with a heart on it (to make it even easier, I have a printable heart you can download).
I applied the glue and let Claire choose the buttons and apply them. I told her to put the flat side of the buttons in the glue, and she got it. I moved a couple of buttons here and there, but really? She did this almost entirely on her own.
I liked this craft because it was easy and required minimal supervision on my part…and it turned out SO DARN CUTE. Claire liked it because she could do it herself, and I loved seeing how proud she was of the finished product!
You can download a free printable heart (the one I used for this project) here.
You can see my other Valentine’s Day projects here:
DIY Lego Movie Valentines (with a free printable)
DIY Star Wars Valentines (with a free printable)
Printable Valentine’s Day table setting (place mats, banners, Valentines Day coupons and more!)
Framed Button Clover (not Valentine’s Day, but similar to this heart project)
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