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January 3, 2014

The Day it Rained Hearts Valentines Craft for Kids

In my imaginary world it would definitely rain hearts just like it did in my favorite Valentines Day book "The Day It Rained Hearts" by Felicia Bond. My daughter (age 3) and I have loved reading it this week and we made this fun craft reminiscent of the story. My idea to make this craft originated from a rain craft I saw at Learning 4 Kids.

I started by cutting a cloud shape out of an empty cereal box. My daughter put school glue on one section at a time of the cloud and covered it with crumpled white tissue paper squares. She continued until the entire cloud was covered in the crumpled tissue paper squares. 

Next I taped five strands of blue bakers twine (any type of string or yarn will do) to the back of the cloud. They were probably about 12" long each. [Funny story, I am completely out of clear tape from wrapping presents at Christmas so I resorted to using some washi tape.] For the next step you will need to leave the cloud face down like this.

While my daughter was busy adding tissue paper to her cloud I was cutting hearts out of red construction paper. I made them varying sizes just as the book described. My daughter took a heart, placed it underneath the string and placed a piece of tape over the string to hold the heart in place.

This ended up being awesome fine motor practice!!

After she finished taping hearts to all of the different strings, we turned it over to reveal our cloud raining hearts. She glued a couple hearts onto the cloud as well. We are so pleased with how it turned out!

 Make sure to check out our project from last year that went along with this book.


totschooltotallyawesome said... Best Blogger Tips

I just adore this book and can't wait to read it this year again with Aarya! But I LOVE this activity as well, we are definitely going to do this! Pinning it.

megandw said... Best Blogger Tips

This is sooo cute! I love this book and can't wait to complement the book with this darling project! Thanks for sharing your creativity!