Printmaking is an example of open-ended art, meaning it lets kids be independent and original, make decisions, experiment with design, and express themselves creatively. When my sons were little, they thought it was so much fun to make heart prints with potatoes. I loved it because we'd have all the materials on-hand and it would kept the boys busy for hours. They needed a little help using the knife to cut the potato but, after that, they were on their own, creating valentines for their family and friends. Here's how to do it:
Who doesn't love the adorable aardvark, Arthur, and his friends, Buster, Francine, and Sue Ellen? When my sons were little, we owned so many Arthur books and the boys never tired of reading them. They loved hearing about Arthur's predicaments with his classmates and his problems with his little sister, D.W. Arthur's Valentine is a must-have for your Valentine's Day collection.