Little Guy is not always in a "crafty mood", but I got him to make quite a few coffee filter butterflies. He colored the coffee filters with markers and then "painted" over them with a wet sponge so that the colors would blend together. I used pipe cleaners to make them into butterflies. The paper the kids made was used to make the little hearts, and the flower/circle things are made with coffee filters and tissue paper. I got the idea from Pam Garrison's Blog. She has made the most wonderful garland using coffee filters, but I just didn't have time for that.
Each season I try to have each of our 3 kids make something for our art gallery. I had thought that February would be a great time to use pinks, reds...and love. Well of course Baby didn't argue and Big Sis was in agreement but Little Guy said he didn't like pink or love. He agreed to use "tractor color" (green), and red. He even used his tractor to make the green part of the painting, by driving it in the paint and then on his paper.
Big Sis painted a heart using dabs of different paint colors. I think it looks like the heart is made of rose petals.And of course Baby made hand print flowers.
I think I will leave these up for another month or two.
Have a delightful day!!