Here’s a super simple Valentine’s Day diy for all those self proclaimed “non crafty moms” out there. Who doesn’t love the old school school game dot to dot? Well, in this case Heart to Heart. Here’s a super simple craft you can do with your kids. Have fun! (Keep reading if you’re like, what the heck is Dot to Dot?)
Start by making hearts about an inch or so apart in rows. I used a ruler to measure my grid out but you can totally eyeball it. This does not have to look perfect by any stretch. Your kids won’t judge you. They’ll just be happy to do something fun!
I used a ruler to lightly pencil out the grid because my girls are little and I wanted to give them a little guide for drawing the lines. You can skip this part too and just draw the hearts. You can make a simple heart with markers or try some watercolors. I did this part, but if you have an older child, they can do this part too!
If you’ve never played dot to dot, it’s pretty simple. Two partners or more take turns connecting one dot, or in this case, one heart, to another. When a square is formed, the person to form the last line of the square gets to write their name or initials in the square. The person with the most squares at the end wins.
We didn’t play our heart to heart as a winning game. My girls are a little young for that. We just had fun making squares and coloring them in. Though, I suspect when I set this up again, my older one will be more into doing it “the right way.”
That’s pretty much it. What do you think “non crafty moms?” Is this doable? Easy like I said or you’re still not sold? I really want to hear from you so please leave a comment in the thread below. My intention is to make this blog a real resource for all the parents out there that want to bring more art and craft into their children’s lives, even the moms that swear up and down they don’t have a crafty bone in their body. So what do you think?