So last Sunday I busted out all the Valentine making supplies so we could make Valentine pockets. Which Creamie loved more than fruitsnacks. Which is kind of saying a lot. Anyway, I left them out so we could do some more V-day crafty projects. She wanted to make Valentines for everyone she knows. But since it takes her about an hour to do each one, we are very slowly working through the list. VERY slowly.
The first one she made was for my dad, who she very often calls Grandpa Sweetheart. She drew a picture of him on it (blue guy in the middle) and then very deliberately added pink shoes. Because “grandpa really likes pink shoes, huh.” While she colored and taped things on I used a black pen to write down what she said about each thing. If it wasn’t a 45 minute process I’d just videotape the whole thing. Because it is seriously funny. Her string of ideas and how she comes to each thing from the last is just such a crackup.
Also, she is totally digging the washi tapes. In just one week she has probably used them more than I have in the 18 months I’ve had them. She is very, um, liberal with the tape. And I of course love the pinks all lined up.
This one was the one she made for my sister Heidi and her new husband. All those orange and green chicken scratches look like a lot of chicken scratches, but they are most definitely words. She has learned all of her letters in the past 5 months of preschool and if I write a word for her she will copy each letter, in a completely random and crazy order, but they are all in there. She is also really into lining things up in rainbow order. and things in a big, medium and baby size. So cute.
We mailed those few Valentines already, and she has requested to make Valentines every day for the rest of her life. This girl is going to be a paper crafter for sure. (Those big red hearts are folded up to make the envelopes. Brilliant really. I didn’t think of it )