There’s nothing quite like receiving a handmade card on Valentine’s day from someone you love. This weekend, get inspired to break out the craft supplies and make some sweet and simple cards for your valentine. Don’t want to craft alone or afraid you don’t have the right supplies? Come on down to The Carle this weekend for a Valentime-Making party! Here’s the details:
February 2, 2013
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Please arrive before 10:30.)
$7 per participant; Museum Admission extra
Ages 4 and up with an adult
Grab a friend and come for some creative fun. The Carle will provide all the materials you need to make some special valentines. Space is limited; registration recommended. Walk-ins accepted as space allows.
Whether you are coming to The Carle or making valentines at home or school, we thought you could use some sweet inspiration. Here are some book recommendations from our Shop and Reading Library about Valentine’s Day and love.
Otter and Odder: A Love Story by James Howe, illustrated by Chris Raschka (Candlewick Press, 2012)
Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story by Kara LaReau, pictures by Scott Magoon (Roaring Brook Press, 2012)
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond (Philomel Books, 2012)
Love Waves by Rosemary Wells (Candlewick Press, 2011)
The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh & Judi Abbot (Simon & Schuster, 2011)
Maisy’s Valentine by Lucy Cousins (Candlewick Press, 2005)
Bear in Love by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand (Candlewick Press, 2012)
Valentine Surprise by Corinne Demas, illustrations by R.W. Alley (Walker Publishing Company, 2008)
Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jane Dyer & Brooke Dyer (HarperCollins, 2009)
For some crafty card ideas and techniques, check out some of our new favorite art books as well.
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper and Mixed-Media for Budding Artists of All Ages by Susan Schwake (Quarry Books, 2012)
Print & Stamp Lab: 52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools by Tracy Bunkers (Quarry Books, 2010)