Post by Michelle of Avery & Augustine
Nate started his Valentines by drawing on pieces of card stock with this set of double-sided Dieco markers. I used a heart-shaped paper punch to make hearts, which we adhered to pieces of turquoise card stock (approximately 3.5”H x 2.75”W) using a tape runner (like this one). I used a white gelly roll pen to write a simple message on each one.
These Valentine cards and little treats can be packaged in little envelopes, glassine bags, cello bags or your favorite packaging. I love how when we look back at these cards in the future, they’ll be a reminder of Nate as a three-year-old, in his current stage of scribbling, learning to draw and experimenting with markers. Stay tuned for one more Valentine’s idea coming up in the next couple of weeks!
You can see similar cards that Avery made when she was a toddler here. Both sets of Valentines were inspired by this post by Lovely Design, one of my favorite artists/bloggers of all time.
Thanks to The Land of Nod for providing us with garlands and the elephant friend for our Valentine-crafting session!
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.