I just hung a heart wreath on the mirror and put a little candy in my favorite black jars – because what’s more fun than edible decor? Hoping this candy sticks around longer than last year’s Easter candy did!
Then Addison and I made a tissue heart banner. Tissue art is so fun and so easy. I used to do this with my 4th graders when I taught school. I would draw something big (like a rainbow, Christmas tree, American flag, etc.) and the whole class would work on it for weeks. Here is what you need to make a tissue heart banner with your kiddos…
Trace and cut out a few hearts. I used my heart cookie cutter because well, what are the chances that I’ll ever use it to make cookies? Slim to none. Made a great paper tracer though. :)
Cut your tissue up into little squares and put the square tissues in cute, mini heart shaped bowls. You could use regular bowls, but I can’t guarantee that the outcome will be as …well…cute. ;) The bigger your squares are, the longer the tissue will pop out.
Then place a pencil eraser in the middle of a tissue square and twist the tissue around it.
Next, dip your tissue in a tad of glue. Emphasis on the world tad. Too much glue and the tissue will become a wet mess and won’t stick. I had Addison dip her tissue in the glue and then wipe it off on the plate each time.
I like to do the outside first and then fill in the middle. You can start in the middle first, but again, I can’t guarantee as cute of an outcome.
Addison has been sick a lot lately and this was a perfect sick day project. The two of us had fun watching a movie and crafting together in our pajamas.
Oh! And can I just say thank you so much for the comments on my last post for El’s birthday. So thoughtful of you all to leave such sweet comments and birthday wishes. They meant a lot to me and I’m sure they will to Ellie too someday. I told her I wrote her a letter on my blog for her birthday. She asked if grandma could read it too since it was on my blog. I said “yes – grandma… and a few other people….” :)
Have a great week everyone!