I’ve told you the struggle I’ve had with finding ideas for the childcare kiddos to make. It’s so hard when my little group is between 24 months and 15 months old. I have FIVE kiddos in that age range. They are new to crafting and I can’t trust them not to eat supplies or at best only put them in their mouth. It’s a struggle.
I did come up with an idea for Valentine’s Day. I had showed my Christmas project (find it here)
by the way, that project would work great for Valentine’s Day too…anyway, back to this project.
I cut an “L”, “V” and “E” from the contact paper as well as a heart. I pulled the paper off the back of the letters and stuck them in place. I think you can see in the picture that the letters are stuck down.
I start with the oldest two whenever I do something like this. It forces the younger ones to watch and learn so when it’s their turn they already have in mind what is expected of them.
The kids simply paint the canvas.
For the most part, they did all of the painting themselves. I had to say “Can you paint right here?” a few times as they had to completely cover the area where the letters were stuck down.
Here’s Carver’s turn. He loved it!
I set the boards aside while I cleaned up the kids, table and brushes. Then I went back to each board and lifted the clear contact paper off the board. That revealed the letters and the heart. So this is how they ended up looking…..
This little girl got a little too aggressive with her painting and the “L” and “E” lifted a little. I haven’t quite decided what to do about that. Each one is a little bit different. I ended up liking them. Part of their appeal is the layered paint…these little munchkins were good at layering on the paint. That’s for sure!! This was an easy simple project. I’ll consider doing it again with a different theme….Maybe the first letter of all of their names. That would be cute to hang it the kids’ bedrooms.
Several of you sent me some ideas you do. I loved them and hope to be incorporating some of those ideas with my childcare kids.