and when i say “helped”, i usually mean i basically did it for them because i had an idea in my head of how i wanted them to look and i strongly guided their hands in that direction until they no longer wanted to do it and i finished it for them.
but this time, all i did was cut out hearts for them and add tape to the back of the hearts. i gave them each their little pile of blank white cards and gave no suggestions, no gentle (or not so) nudges, no hand guiding. i just them them make their own valentine’s. novel idea!
so far, each of the cards are smattered with paper hearts, red heart doilies, and dark pink glitter (i lied. i did help with the glitter. its the really fine stuff that gets everywhere). we let them dry today and tomorrow lily will stamp her name on, unless she wants to write it 16 times, and gracie will write her name and her classmates names on her’s.