Can you think of anything cuter to get for Valentine’s Day than a card made by a toddler?
These cards are a ton of fun to make. Toddlers like using familiar objects in different ways – so your toddler will get a kick out of this make your own paintbrush — using a pompom and a clothespin!
Valentines Toddlers Can Make
- Cardstock (we used pink)
- clothespins (2-4)
Set up: Cut several hearts from the cardstock (we did about 4 each). Put several colors of paint out (we used a paper plate as our palette). Set out the pompoms and the clothespins.
Grab a pompom with the clothespin. This is their paintbrush. The pompom is the “brush” and the clothespin is the part your toddler holds.
Depending on the fine motor skills of the kids, they could try to put together the pompom and clothespin “paintbrush.” It’s fun to practice grabbing the pompoms with the clothespins.
Then get painting!
You can show them how to dip the pompom in the paint and then brush or dab the hearts. They will probably know just what to do and get started themselves before you get the chance to model the activity, though — it’s that fun!
More Valentine’s Day Fun!
We’ve got a ton of simple play ideas just right for Valentine’s Day. These are a few of our favorites.
Try these DIY Touch & Feel Sensory Hearts
Print and Play our Valentine’s Day I Spy Game.
Pair books with fun Valentine’s activities with these read and play ideas:
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