Recycling can be so much fun, I love to find uses for things that get tossed. Today we recycled some Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts cup holders into Valentine’s cards. To accomplish this we used a heart-shaped punch to get the shapes, then the children use glue sticks to apply the shape to card stock paper. See the valentines tree they made with loose hearts here.Get your heart punch and cup holders and let’s do this.The children selected the color cardstock they wanted, then cut to size. I used a scrapbook trimmer to get the card neat. Kids applied glue to the shapes and pressed on the card.After applying the glue let sit for at least ten minutes – just to make sure the shapes don’t fall off.
After the cards were completed and dried a little, each child was given their card to paint the insides. For that activity, we gave them oil paint to lightly apply. Note..oil paint does not dry quickly unless thinly applied. For some areas that had a glob of paint, we helped to dab on the card to gently remove excess paint.
One card completed……. more to go:)The children added their personalized paint jobs. Some of the completed cards anxiously awaiting mom and dads arrival.
Don’t you love when recycle meets imagination?
Have fun crafting – Miss Sue:)
Kids just wanna have fun……