Children of all ages enjoy textures and the process of making them. It makes art so much more playful for everyone invovled. Today I’d like to share a fun way to make beautiful Puffy Valentine Hearts with your child.
What You Need:
What To Do:
Cut out for toddlers a big heart from cardboard paper. I used a cereal box. If older, the children can cut it out themselves.
Cover with crinkled foil paper. It adds instant depth to the heart and makes it shine more if crinkled.
Mix half and half Emer’s Glue and iodized salt. The salt adds sparkle and texture. Spread liberally all over the foil heart Rip small pieces of tissue paper. It is best to have at least 3 different colors. For older children, have them cut out hearts or other shapes.
Cover top with glue mixture again. Best to ‘dab’ on the tissue paper. The colors should run together and mix. Keep adding more tissue paper until you have the look you want.
Mix together shaving cream, food coloring and a bit more salt. Let your child enjoy spreading all the goo on.
I’ve used a paintbrush here, but it would also be fun to do with fingers. The more ridges and valleys, the better it will be to catch the sun. Sprinkle a bit more salt when finished.
Set aside to dry.
After completely dry, add a ribbon or string to hang. I looked around my house and found a few things to add, but just as looks great.
We just love savvy business mamas, and Susan Petersen is one of them! Susan is the brains behind Freshly Picked moccasins. These shoes are adorable and they actually stay on your kid’s feet! You’re going to love the style and practicality of them! They are great for little ones who are learning to walk, but need flexible footwear while they are training their feet to balance and support them. My 2.5 year old is a bit of a wild child and she loves her moccs because they are lightweight and almost like being barefoot. I love them because they protect her feet from the splinters and other ouchies she gets when she runs around barefoot. These shoes would make adorable presents for your friends who just had a baby or for a child’s birthday present!
With the weather being unseasonable warm, it’s hard to remember that it’s still winter. Luckily, winter in the San Francisco Bay Area means there are a ton of fun things to do indoors and outdoors. Have you taken your kids to see the sea lions yet?
Getting some children to eat their veggies is not an easy task. Luckily, there are all sorts of clever Moms who have come up with ways to make veggies appealing to kids.One of those ladies is Theresa Fraijo, aka, Veggie Mama.
This month I would like to share a project for older children. It is a great activity for you, as well.
During Winter Break I researched and fell in love with something called Zentangle. What is Zentangle? It has “Zen” in the title because it gets you into that kind of state as you are drawing. It is extremely relaxing. You draw “Tangles” or squiggly lines to form a freeform design. The best part of Zentangle is you can’t make a mistake. It also increases focus and creative energy, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. Wouldn’t this be something wonderful to share with your children? This is a fantastic activity to do together.
Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to everything 2014 has in store for A Little Savvy Event and are happy to continue our weekly blogs of family activities in Wine Country, Marin, and San Francisco. We will be posting these blogs on Fridays, so come back weekly for more ideas of places to visit and things to do with your kids and families.
Hello and Happy New Year! Here at A Little Savvy Event (ALSE) we’re looking forward to planning more baby showers, sip and sees, gender reveals, kids parties and bar and bat mitzvahs in 2014!
Call us Monday through Friday 9-4 at 707-996-3340 or send an email to Kelly (at) asavvyevent.com to learn more about our services. We love creating AMAZING events and each of life’s milestones should be celebrated and that is what we are here to do. We feel that these parties should be fun, whimsical, stylish and each party is unique to the child and A little Savvy can help you create and design an event that is unique to the occasion and/or the child.
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We’ve been enjoying the holiday season with our families and we wanted to share a few highlights from our holidays with you! What have you all been up to?
The Dolata family celebrated in many ways and Kate and Taylor especially enjoyed opening gifts on Christmas Morning. Unfortunately, Santa forgot a few “must have” gifts due to UPS not being able to keep up so Santa sent them on the 26th from the North Pole aka UPS. The girls were so excited to get Flutterby Fairy and Hug Me Elmo.
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who participated in A Little Savvy Event’s 12 days of giveaways! We are grateful for the support from our favorite companies and appreciate all the love from our followers and friends!
The winners are Barbara Mogitz Guzik, Janine Lockyer, and Rachael Loveridge! We will be contacting you directly and sending you each a big bag of prizes.