Arts and craft projects
February Decor: Let there be love!10:46 AM
When I got to volunteer as a CL with iVillage what seems like eons ago, I started realising that Valentine's in American culture is not just for couple (though it is extra special for them) it is also celebrated among kids and within families as a festival of love, but the type of Love that is not associated with lust. The type of love between family members, or the bonding between friends.
I liked this version a bit better, but not to the point of really making a big production out of it. I am the type that really think love is an everyday thing, and as a deep believer in the "Law of Attraction" philosophy, I can't just celebrate love just once a year.
Ishita however is steadily growing into that whole American Valentine's Day craze via her favourite cartoons. They all have episodes with kids, or characters making special Valentine's treat, cards, crafts and what not. So much so she has been asking about the festival in question since January! Last week she even asked DH if we were going to all celebrate it as a family (the answer is yes, by the way).
With her newfound obsession with everything heart shaped and the fact our Black board picture display needed a decor update, I went ahead and purchased supplies to make a February theme decor and craft project.
This is what our black board and dresser looked like in January:
You may recognise the pompom snowmen from this project, or even the tassel garland I made last year.
With days getting warmer already, I didn't feel like keeping the snowmen, snowflakes and Winter quote up much longer and Ishita provided the right inspiration.
For once, let's go nuts about hearts people!
And this gave birth to our February Decor:
I drew hearts on the back of the felt sheets (on the paper covering the adhesive side) and we cut them. We put a little cotton between two hearts before sticking them together. Then we decorated them with felt bits and glitter glue :
Oh and the final part was the quote on the black board. I asked Ishita what we should write this month. Her reply was : "I love my family". Which we'll all agree is the perfect Valentine's quote.