As a child, I remember getting Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day. They were a fun part of my childhood Valentine experience, but for Bennett, they aren’t so much fun. He has food allergies and sensitivities to artificial dyes. So, I thought I’d make him some wooden ones of his very own to play with.
I bought small unfinished wooden hearts at JoAnn fabrics in packs of 6 for about a dollar. I sanded them down just a bit to take the rougher spots off. Then I painted them with acrylic purple, blue, pink, white, and green paints. The red and white paints were left over from making the READ letters and the other colors I mixed from paint I borrowed from my husband. It took a couple of coats to get it nice an even. After they dried well, I stamped the little saying on with small letter stamps.
There are 12 in total. I hope he likes his play conversation hearts! Now we can have valentines day anytime! :)
That’s an awesome idea!! Love it and I’m going to have to try it:) I’m from the busy bag exchange group and I’m totally digging checking out your blog. You’ve got some fantastic ideas!