Love Garland

We’ve been prepping for Valentine’s Day over the last several days around here. The boys and I have been crafting cards for friends, near and far. We’ve discussed what treats they want to bring to school and they made a special request for a Valentine Cake to REALLY make the day special. (Isaac asked that the Valentine Cake have candles. hmmmm….) Andrew got a balloon sculpting kit for Christmas and we’ve been watching YouTube videos for how to make all kinds of things out of balloons. Yesterday we watched a video on making hearts and we made a few to decorate our living room. It’s really beginning to feel like Valentine’s Day!

But…first a blizzard! ha! We are expecting snowfall and high winds and I’m hoping everyone stays safe AND that we get enough snow for some wintery fun. :)

Have a good one!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to Love Garland

  1. Mama V says:

    very cute! i get nervous when attempting to twist balloons for fear of them popping in my hands. i’d love to know how you got the dips in the middle of each heart – twist, then untwist? (cringing just thinking about it!)

    • Robyn says:

      Andrew has the same fear. And has even run out of the room screaming in fear while we tried to make things. :) But…with time he’s gotten more used to it. (I didn’t foresee that at all…I thought he would love it…and he did and does…but he had to be “very brave” to learn how to do it. “Mommy, today I want to be very brave and make something with the balloons.”) We’ve only popped two…and we’ve made dozens of things (swords, flowers, puppies…and on one ambitious occasion…the pink panther!).

      To make the heart, you tie the two ends together, find the middle point and squeeze a V…with a few inches on each leg of the V. Squeeze all the air out a few times and release. Ta dah! very easy.

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