Sponge-Printed Valentines

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When thinking about Valentines, I can’t forget to include our favorite Valentine’s book, Max’s Valentine by Rosemary Wells.
It’s a simple book, in very typical Max and Ruby style. But, year in and year out, this is our most requested Valentine book at our house.


So, I knew we had to do a Valentine’s craft based on our favorite book.
I cut out several hearts from sturdy paper (such as card stock) and got out a few supplies.
Since Ruby used an awful lot of glitter in this book, we made sure we had quite a bit on hand.
We used sponges instead of paintbrushes. I used a clothes pin to help the girls hold on to the sponges. (I don’t remember when I first saw this idea, but I’m almost certain it was somewhere on Pinterest.)
After setting up everything, I stepped back and let the girls do what they wanted.
The painting was such an amazingly nice and neat process, but then came the glitter! And boy did we use the glitter!
You’ve got to make sure everything is well glittered, right?
After attaching a few bits of tissue paper, the girls were done. Now we’ve got some nice and sparkly Valentines inspired by Max and Ruby.
What is your kid’s favorite Valentine’s book?


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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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