A Pinterest mom I am not.
But my four-year-old daughter loves an art project and when I suggested that we buy Valentines for her class, her face recoiled in horror. So out came the paint. We did this same, uh, technique for her preschool class last year and it fit right in with the basket of cards she brought home.
I let her lose on the kitchen island with some sturdy paper and washable paint.
We let her art dry while we were eating dinner and during dessert we cut the paper into strips. Using an old stamp we have each piece a little love.
Then she practiced signing her name on all 27 pieces.
Done and done. She had fun, I wasn't stressed. If only all holiday projects could be so easy.