Use this fun activity to make a beautiful display of your kids original Valentine’s Day art and those adorable Valentines they get from their classmates!
Step 1: Collect Branches with Your Kids
Together, search outside for fallen branches and collect however many you need to fill a vase. If the branches are wet, let them dry for a few hours to a day. Brush any dirt or very loose bark off of branch. It doesn’t have to be completely smooth because having some branch show through the paint enhances the natural look.
Step 2: Fun Painting Time for Your Kids
Have your kids paint the branches using white paint. We used kids’ washable tempura, and it has held up well for over a month. Allow to dry. Sparkles or glitter might be a nice addition too!
Step 3: Arrange in Vase
Arrange painted branches in vase.
Step 4: Display Your Kids Valentines
Using a hole puncher, punch holes in artwork and/or Valentine’s cards. Attach a ribbon or string, and hang on branches.