Around Valentine's Day is a great time to invest
in a package of white paper doilies.
You will need heart shaped doilies for this activity.
| Give each of your children a heart doily.
| Let your children decorate them with markers or heart stickers.
| Then, help each child glue his or her doily in the center
of a 2” x 20” strip of red paper.
| Wrap each child’s strip around his/her head and tape it in
place to make a crown.
Give your child some doilies, some red and pink
paper a paper plate, some glue and scissors. Encourage her to design
a hat by cutting and gluing paper shapes onto the paper plate. When
the glue is dry, staple on some crepe paper or yarn ties.
Give your child a piece of paper and two doilies.
Have them place the doilies on top of the paper and then gently
paint across the doily with red paint. Next help them to gently
remove the doilies and Voila! They have doily prints on their paper.
Doilies are also great
for children to do rubbings with. First have them lay a doily on
a table. Then, have them lay a piece of paper on top. Next, show
them how to remove the paper from around a few crayons and holding
them sideways, rub across their paper. The doily design beneath
will appear on their paper.
Doily prints and Doily Rubbings can
be displayed as is, or they can be used to cut out heart shapes
for hanging on walls or windows.