Sugar Aunts: Valentine Door Banner

Valentine Door Banner

With Valentines Day approaching, we decided to make a cute little banner out of some empty tissue boxes.  We had two pretty cute boxes that I thought would be perfect for a project like this. 

 My daughter pulled the boxes apart and I helped her cut out hearts of different sizes.  Cutting through the cardboard provided a different texture of cutting than just regular paper.  I could really see my daughter concentrating on this one (and required a little help from mom).


 With some of the hearts being small, I looked around for something we could use to poke holes in them.  I found a screw, this ended up being perfect.  We assembled all the parts...the hearts, ribbon, a screw, and scissors.
 We used the screw to poke holes in the hearts.  This was a great activity, working the fine motor skills, stability, and bilateral hand coordination.


We cut some ribbon into little pieces and measured out just enough.
 We arranged a pattern and strung the ribbon through the holes in the hearts.



 The kiddos took a little break playing with playdough while I hung the banner on the door.





 The sun was shining so bright!  I think the door looks ready for Valentines Day:)

~Leanne


14 comments :

  1. What a lovely idea- these are so pretty :)

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  2. definitely looks ready for Valentines day!!

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  3. Oh this is cute and clever! I'm always saving things (like tissue boxes) for some project some day ... :-) now I have another idea for my "junk box" items, YAY!

    Thank you for linking up to Sharing Saturday!

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  4. Hi! Following you from the Mom's Monday Mingle link up! Have a good night!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
    http://www.prowessandpearls.blogspot.com

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  5. following you from the Mom's Monday Mingle link up! hope u will do the same..
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  6. LOVE! I have a 3yr old and a 20 month old! Now following you. Stephanie, http://www.year-roundgiving.com/

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    1. Thanks! I am hopping over to your blog now :)

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  7. Hi, I will be featuring this very cute heart banner on this weeks Sharing Saturday. I hope you will come back and share with us again!

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  8. What a great use for pretty tissue boxes! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase.

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    1. Thank you Trisha! I will be sure to check back on Sunday!

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  9. Great recycling projects!! The garland turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you come hare again this week! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-funky-junky-windchime-at-eco-kids.html

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  10. I love this idea!

    I have a new weekly linky and hope you will stop by and share this post at: http://itsybitsylearners.com/2013/02/preschool-prekinder-nook-1/

    This is our first week and we really hope you'll come and be part of our growing community!

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