You can never go wrong with flowers, so we might as well teach them early. These heart Calla Lilies are perfect to give as Valentines to grandparents, teachers, or anyone they think is super special. When all done up they look like a Valentine flower, unfold the little beauties and you find a heart with a message inside. Plus you only need three things to make them, sweet.
She loves me, She loves me not Calla Lilies
- Red construction paper
- White pipe cleaners
Start by cutting out your hearts. You want them to have a long narrow end. Ours were roughly the length of a pen.
Have your kids write their message on the hearts.
To make the flower you want to bring one end of the heart over the other. It is easier if you do this first to make the form, then add the glue.
Hold in place for a few seconds then set aside to dry.
While your hearts are drying work on your stems. Take your pipe cleaner and tie a knot about 1 to 2 inches from the end then create a loop at the end. I let my boy do this part, he learned how to tie a knot. I didn’t think he would be able to do it, I always underestimate!
Once the hearts are dry pull the pipe cleaner through till the knot sits in the hole. This will ensure that the flower holds it’s shape. Now wrap the end around your finger so that it curls down. You’re done!
We are going to wrap ours up in clear plastic and tie with ribbon just like they do at the florist and send to our grandmas, I think they will love them!
I think they would be great as a Mother’s Day gift, teacher appreciation, or even a get well sentiment.
Looking for more ideas? We have more Simple Handmade Valentines here.