I have 3 boys so when it comes to events like Valentine's, I have to get creative. For example, I don't think they'd be all into making glitter crowns. Or maybe they would. I didn't ask.
Either way, I know what my boys like is action. So we decided to make a bean bag toss.
First, we found some material scraps. One of these is actually an old scarf that we repurposed.
Pierce helped me trace out heart shapes on the material using a cookie cutter.
Then I cut out the hearts.
You could make this project simplified by just doing standard square bean bags.
Or you could make it more intensive by adding embellishments to the bags or allowing your child to paint them with fabric paints.
We used one bag of black eyed peas to stuff our hearts.
Pierce was able to really help with the stuffing part.
I then used a bulk Ramen box.
I cut out a large circle, then cut off about 2 inches of cardboard around the bottom edge so that it would sit at a slight angle, making it easier to toss in the beanies.
Pierce is very handy with a glue stick, so he helped a great deal in creating our Valentine's creature.
Final product with beanies:
Not only did Pierce love playing this, but the twins had a blast tossing beanies too.
Turns out it's great for their coordination, and the boys were all laughing a lot over their wild tosses.
Making this craft is a little time consuming, so you may want to break it into 2 days.
I'm linking this up with JDaniel4sMom, who is having a fun Valentine's Party. In celebration, I'll be linking several other Valentine's themed posts to her this week, so stay tuned. You can also go check out JDaniel4sMom for more great ideas: