Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart People

Last year we made a cute “Little Miss Valentine” which motivated this years heart person.  Instead of accordion paper arms and legs we used pipe cleaners and beads, for a great fine motor skill art project.


To make these I cut out a large heart out of pink foam and 4 smaller hearts from pink, white and red foam.IMG_7342 Emily used markers to decorate the heart.  Then I used a hole puncher to make holes for the arms and legs.  Emily picked out what color pipe cleaner she wanted for the arms and legs.  We used a half a pipe cleaner for each arm and leg.  Once the pipe cleaners were attached she was able to use whichever beads she wanted to decorate the arms and legs.   Emily picked which color smaller hearts she wanted for the hands and feet and I helped her attach them, by twisting the pipe cleaner through the hole in the smaller hearts.  Finally, Emily glued on wiggly eyes and drew a nose and mouth.

She was very proud of her heart person and could not wait to show it to Daddy when he got home from work!


MaryAnne said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing such a fun Valentine's Day craft!

Sandy said...

I like the pipe cleaner and bead arms and legs! I'm adding this to my list of things to do this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Ticia said...

I wonder if I have enough red foam to do that.

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