CREATE …. recycled collage valentines | by five and one

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These Recycled Collage Valentines were inspired by the cardboard art of Blanca Helga.  Be sure to share her designs with your children, they will definitely spark some creativity!! This was another Valentine craft that was posted before the blog was ready, but I wanted to include it because it is one that the kids really love. It is a simple craft using materials that you most likely already have.  It would also be a great one to place in a frame and take out and display every year, or for giving to a grandparent.

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Simply cut apart boxes from the recycling bin, then draw and  cut out heart shapes.  Have your child peel away some of the paper to reveal the ribbed layer of cardboard. Now supply paper, buttons, string, punched paper dots, and whatever you can find that is red, white, and pink that they can glue to their collage heart.

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Enjoy creating!

-julie