As Valentines Day approaches, I couldn’t help but to give into buying some crafts when strolling through Target. One of the perks about having kids is that you get to partake in kid like activities such as Arts and Crafts. What’s not a better excuse to put a theme on that activity than Valentines Day?! The red, the pink, the hearts, the glitter! All things I love. I took my kids with me to pick out the crafts, and while they don’t really know the meaning of Valentine’s Day, what kid would pass up the opportunity to color, glue, and basically make a mess of the table. Here I picked up simple supplies to make a cute arts and crafts project. The set I found was only $5 and included everything you need to make the finished product at the end.
My son was really into it, asking what to do next and was really excited. While my daughter just wanted to draw. (Tip: I use old cookie sheets for art projects to maintain a boundary, and keep things easier during clean up!) The fact is that it wasn’t all fun and smiles, there were tears because I took away the glue stick my daughter wanted to use as a marker, and my son poured that glitter glue all into one piece of paper and was upset that now glitter was all on his hand. While it is stressful at times to do things all on my own and maintain my composure, it’s priceless to hear the laughter, curiosity, learning, and imagination that comes through all the chaos. These are the things I learn and love during these life moments. In the end, both kids eventually lost interest and went to do their own thing. I was left to finish all the cards, but I really enjoyed it. Things may not go as planned or run smoothly, but without this moment, I wouldn’t of heard those laughs, seen those smiles, and spent some precious moments with my children who are growing way too fast. Happy Valentines Day everyone!!