We all did it, and now our children do it, too: You go to the store and buy little Valentine’s Day cards for the entire class. Those cute cards range from 15-32 in a box, and never in the amount you need, so you end up buying more and spending more money on something that won’t even make it a day or until the end of the class. Instead of buying the cards, you take the time and make them with the kids.
This is a great project for those of you who have young kids or who are still young at heart. It is a great way to practice cutting (safely), motor skills, writing skills, and creating memories with your kids. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is going to be getting some of these for Valentine’s Day. We may be adults but we are the biggest kids of all. And what better way to say “Bee” Mine then with a bee. (No real bees were hurt during this crafting lesson).
There is a PDF file so you can print it out and be able to make it on your own. Let’s get to crafting!
1.First to you need to make your template. Download the file. Open the file using a PDF reader and print. Going around the edges cut out each piece.
2.Using a pencil, trace each shape on to the color card stock or paper you want to use. This is a great way for little ones to practice holding a pencil and drawing basic shapes.
3.Arrange the pieces together. Using either glue or double sided tape, attach the pieces to make the bee. Tip: Before attaching the big heart in the middle write your message first.
4.The final step is the most important. Give your bee to your favorite valentine.
5.Now that you have built your bee, why not head over to my YouTube Channel and watch how to make even more cute kid friendly crafts.
Happy Valentine’s Day!