We had a bunch of cardboard sitting around to recycle one day. My son and I grabbed it and began to draw hearts on it. I decided to continue that activity and pulled out red paint, a brush, and red popsicle sticks.
Then I searched for some family photos to add a bit more sentiment to the “puppet”. Plus it is a great way for my boys to continue to get to know our family and other people very special to us that live far away.
Super easy. Cardboard. Marker. Draw Hearts.
Cut out the hearts.
Paint the heart. I painted it after I cut it out but I painted the rest of them before cutting out the hearts.
Let dry and glue the popsicle stick onto the back of the heart.
Then go nuts. Add glitter, buttons, pom poms, and anything you and your child want to use to decorate.
I used a picture of my brother. I cut it in a circle but go nuts by cutting with fun shapes.
Glue or tape (with double-sided tape) the picture onto the dried painted cardboard.
Pretty simple. Holiday fun. A little family is heartwarming. Perfect.