Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

Cute Classroom Valentine’s Day Wall Decoration

 

I saw a similar version of this cute Valentine’s Day classroom wall decoration on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make one. The idea is to make the paper on the wall look like a ruler and then the kisses are used instead of numbers to see how tall you are.  I thought it would be a great addition to our classroom.  I was right, the kids loved measuring themselves against the Hershey kisses and counting how many kisses tall they were.  It doesn’t take up too much room.  The one I made was two pieces of construction paper wide. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it really is adorable.  It would make a great decoration for a day care, preschool or young elementary school students.

Materials: construction paper (Valentine’s Day colors red, purple, pink), I also used scrapbook paper to make the letters  but you can also use construction paper, tape, scissors, glue, aluminum foil, letter tracers

Step 1: Tape construction paper to the wall to make the “ruler”.  I made two columns wide and made it 6 ft tall.  I had long construction paper.  I used 10 sheets.  I used purple paper, but you can use any color.

Step 2: Use letter tracers to make the phrase How Many Kisses Tall Are You?  If you’re good at making bubble letters you can make them free hand.  I am not, so I used tracers.  To make it more colorful, I used Valentine’s Day scrapbook sheets.  After the letters are all cut out, tape them to the top of your “ruler.”

Step 3: Now it’s time to make the kisses.  You can print out a tracker on-line by googling Hershey Kiss clip art or you can make one free hand.  After you cut them out, glue aluminum foil to one side.  You will need to make 6-8 kisses depending on the size.  Mine were the size of a 9×12 piece of construction paper and I made 6.

Step 4:  Next, you are going to tape the kisses to your “ruler”.  Try to leave an equal amount of space between each kiss.

Step 5:  To make the finishing touches, cut of hearts in different sizes and tape them to your “ruler.”

Classroom Activity Idea

Add a sheet of paper next to your “ruler” and have the kids write down how many kisses tall they were next to their name.  When everyone has been counted.  Make a chart on how tall the kids were.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day classroom decoration as much as my kids did!