Valentines cards are unusual in our house as we tend to not bother with Valentines…
The rainbow ribbon heart is special to us because we love rainbows!
A few days ago Peakles and I had made a lovely Valentines Day Card by cutting out heart shapes from folded card. Once we had finished it we were left with two red cardboard hearts. Peakles wanted to make a present to go with her card so we decided to make a beautiful Rainbow Ribbon Heart.
Two card hearts (from making our card), lengths of different coloured ribbon, sticky tape and pen.
What we did:
Peakles chose her favourite colour of ribbon to start with. We stuck a piece of ribbon onto the back of the card heart with sticky tape and then began wrapping it around the card heart.
We then added different coloured ribbons to make our ‘rainbow’ effect. Peakles enjoyed wrapping it around the heart shape and soon became engrossed in the activity.
This is a perfect way of developing her fine motor skills too! Peakles enjoyed using the sticky tape to secure the ends on the back of the heart. As the back of the heart was going to be hidden she could stick down the ribbons herself and be as messy as she wanted!
We added a ribbon loop and then covered the ‘messy’ bit with the other heart and stuck it down with sticky tape. We wrote out a Valentines message on the card too!
Finally we found a lovely place to hang it for when Daddy gets home!
Alternatives: You can use fabric or paper to decorate your heart or you could just use paint. If you are really low on materials to use then try sticking small scrunched up pieces of aluminium foil on the front of the heart.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!