Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to start mixing in some heart/love themed activities for the little Miss! One windy, COLD afternoon, I put together a Valentine’s Themed Window Play that is cheap, simple and allowed her to explore!
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- Craft Foam Sheets
- Shallow tray or plate with a small amount of water
I cut out heart shapes from both white and red foam sheets we have left over from Derek’s Mario Halloween costume a few years ago. I made loosey goosey hearts that had no template and were all different shapes and sizes.
While she was sleeping, I laid down a towel near our sliding glass door, put a little bit of water on a tray and placed the heart shapes inside. Craft foam sheet shapes easily stick to a window with just a bit of water so this was the easiest way to get them a tiny bit wet without her knocking over a bowl.
When she woke up and was ready for play I introduced her to the play area and showed her how it worked. Soon she was splashing around with the water the tray, lifting some of the hearts and sticking them to the window.
I let her play with them for a while and left whatever configuration she made. It was fun to watch her create and play! And man was that towel a good idea! She spilled out all the water by the end of her playtime.
She also had fun brushing them all off onto the floor!
And YES my windows were all streaky and dirty from her hands but she had fun and it was a simple thing I could clean up. BTW Have you used Clorox Glass Wipes? I got them for free with printable coupons and discounts and I LOVE how easy they are to use and how I get a streak free shine! I used them after her playtime and it looks like her sticky fingers were never on our sliding glass door!