With Valentines Day approaching, we decided to make a cute little banner out of some empty tissue boxes. We had two pretty cute boxes that I thought would be perfect for a project like this.
My daughter pulled the boxes apart and I helped her cut out hearts of different sizes. Cutting through the cardboard provided a different texture of cutting than just regular paper. I could really see my daughter concentrating on this one (and required a little help from mom).
With some of the hearts being small, I looked around for something we could use to poke holes in them. I found a screw, this ended up being perfect. We assembled all the parts…the hearts, ribbon, a screw, and scissors.
We used the screw to poke holes in the hearts. This was a great activity, working the fine motor skills, stability, and bilateral hand coordination.
We cut some ribbon into little pieces and measured out just enough.
We arranged a pattern and strung the ribbon through the holes in the hearts.
The kiddos took a little break playing with playdough while I hung the banner on the door.
The sun was shining so bright! I think the door looks ready for Valentines Day:)