These bright bold Valentines are perfect for sharing a little love with someone special, & offer an opportunity to explore basic shapes, colour & design!
To make the Valentine fold a sheet of A4 card in half, & cut a line through both sheets of card near the fold, as shown in the image below.
As I was setting up this craft for toddlers I cut out a selection of shapes that they could piece together to create a simple rocket. Using these basic shapes & colours was a great way to encourage recall skills, & explore the size & properties of the shapes. We used bold colours, but you could of course create a rocket out of anything & use any shapes, materials etc. I'm sure older children would have fun designing & creating their own space rocket.
Here's my rocket, but I saw many more creative designs produced by the children.
To make the rocket 'fly' to the moon we taped a strip of card to the back of the rocket & threaded it through the slits in the side of the card. We added a few shiny stars to create a twinkly backdrop too.
The crescent shaped moon (an opportunity to explore another shape) was stuck to the top of the card & our Valentine card was ready!
To make the cards a little more personal you could add a photo to the rocket. It's kinda fun to see yourself zoom up to the moon! ;-)
One little card sent with a whole lotta love... to the moon & back again!