I was browsing the Valentine's Day candy section at Target last weekend and accidentally walked away with a crafty thing or two in my cart (in addition to the chocolate that I had actually intended to buy, of course). One of those things was a bag of tiny heart-shaped notebooks. I had no plan for them, they were just so cute that they ended up in my cart.
It wasn't until a few days later that the idea hit me: these notebooks are perfect for old-school flip books!
To make a flip book, all you need is a pen and a little notebook like these. Don't have one? You can also make do with a pad of sticky notes.
Begin by deciding what you want to draw and how you want it to move as you flip the pages. I decided to make the words "you" and "me" converge on the page then frame them with a heart.
Here you can see each individual page:
Here's a video of the flip book in action:
I can't wait to give this little flip book to my boyfriend tomorrow for Valentine's Day. I think he'll really dig the throwback to our childhoods.
Besides giving my boyfriend his Valentine, my only other special plan for the day is to eat a lot of chocolate. I love hearts and I love chocolate so mix those two things together and I'm in heaven. (Thank you, Target candy aisle!!)
Happy Valentine's Day!