Making Lady and the Tramp Inspired Valentines

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Lady and the Tramp Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of the year to remember to say “I love you” to the special people in our lives! Romantic stories for Valentines Day are not hard to find in the Disney universe. One of my favorites is Lady and the Tramp! I mean, moonlit dinner with live music while eating pasta? Followed by acts of bravery and ending up together forever? Sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day story to me!

Lady and the Tramp Valentines

If you have kids, this holiday comes with those school Valentine’s Day parties, which means either buying or making cards for everyone in class! This year, we decided to have a little fun and make our cards. Because we love Lady and the Tramp, we made Lady and the Tramp inspired Valentines with pasta!

This is a pretty classic craft, but it’s definitely fun for kids and simple to set up for parents!

Materials:

  • This template, printed out on normal 8.5″ x 11″ paper
  • Poster board
  • Various kids of pasta (the more fun shapes the better)
  • Elmer’s glue (stick glue and classic white glue)
  • Markers
  • Scissors (adults do the cutting on this craft!)

Optional:

  • Clear cups
  • Paper plates
  • Baby wipes if you have smaller kids so that you can wipe gluey hands
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Getting ready to make these Valentines!

Before you get the kids:

  1. Download our template and print out as many Valentines as you need. I added my child’s name on my version but feel free to write your kid’s name at the bottom (or have them sign it themselves).
  2. Cut each half sheet out and use the stick Elmer’s glue to attach them to the poster board. The stick glue won’t make your paper all soggy and the poster board will help hold the weight of the pasta.
  3. Optional: Pour some of the different kinds of pasta into the clear cups. If you have smaller kids, it’s easier for them to see the different shapes than just having the pasta in the box. 
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We went with purple poster board for the back of our Valentines!

 

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It’s easier to see the pasta shapes for littler kids if you have them in clear cups!

Now it’s time to make some Valentines!

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Explaining the craft!
  1. Add lots of glue to the middle of the heart. Depending on the age of your kids, you may need to supervise!
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Someone decided she wanted to wear a princess crown and princess necklace while she worked!

 

Supervising the glue!

2. Let the kids add whatever pasta they want!

Decided she wanted to use the bowtie pasta first!

 

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Make sure the pasta sticks real good!

 

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Now opting for the “sprinkle” method!

 

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This valentine is getting mostly elbow pasta!

 

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First one done!

3. Repeat until all your valentines are done!

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She is very excited about all the pasta!

 

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Apparently it was better to combine all the pasta on the table after a while!

 

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Getting the pasta just like we want it!

4. Wait for the valentines to dry a little bit. We went to eat lunch then came back.

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Letting everything dry!

5. Let the kids color their valentines on the outsides. If your kids are older and more gentle they can even try to color the pasta! But be careful you don’t break the pasta off the paper!

Went for her favorite color…pink!

 

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Decorating with dots!

 

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I love kid’s creativity!

And just like that you are done!

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Showing off her finished valentine!

An optional variation of this craft is to attach the valentines to paper plates. This was easier for our baby to do and not get pasta everywhere as the curved sides of the plate caught most of the pasta. He loved to feel the different shapes of the pasta and drop them on the plate. Be very sure to supervise babies during this activity and make sure they do not eat any of the pasta!

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Feeling the textures of the pasta!

 

The plate gives a bigger landing “zone” for the pasta!

 

I think he likes it!

We hope you have as much fun making your Lady and the Tramp inspired valentines as we did!

Making fun memories together is the best part!

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day while IN Walt Disney World, check out this post at the Mouse for Less detailing all of your romantic options! And don’t forget the annual “Is this romantic?” podcast by the Be Our Guest Podcast that will help you with ideas to celebrate no matter where you are!

What is your favorite romantic Disney movie? Have you done valentines with pasta? If you do this Making Lady and the Tramp Inspired Valentines craft let us see your creations in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter!

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