❤️ Valentine’s Day Cards

February 14th is quickly approaching! I grabbed a pack of heart-shaped greeting cards and decided to get creative with Kai.

Hand Tracing
We are big on tracing Kai’s hand at home…to the point where anytime I bring out a pen and paper, he puts his hand on it and asks me to trace it. Better yet, he will attempt to do it himself. That tends to lead to him getting either pen and marker all over his hand, but at least he tries:)

Anyways, this time, I wanted to do something a little different. So, I went on Pinterest and got inspired! I found some cute Valentine’s Day card ideas. One was an American Sign Language (ASL) sign for “I love you”.Valentine's Day card - American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "I love you" and the Chinese character for loveI ended up tracing Kai’s hand and then cutting it out. After I glued the middle and ring fingers down on all the hand cut-outs, I taped them to the heart-shaped cards.

There was just so much space on the palm of his hand so I decided to write the Chinese traditional character for love.

Painting
First I tried making a heart shaped stamp from a toilet paper roll, but it didn’t come out 🙁

Then, I cut a heart out of sponge and tried to have Kai dip the sponge in red paint and then onto a plain sheet of paper. With a few attempts, we were ready for action!

I had Kai quickly stamp the hearts on the cards themselves but quickly realized the paper had a little bit of a glossy texture to it. Sadly some of the hearts just became red blobs.

Anyways, here is the final product! American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "I love you," the Chinese character for love, and a heart-shaped sponge paint stampHope you enjoy and have fun. If you’re interested in making some pop-up Lunar New Year greeting cards, learn about them here.

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