Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Valentine's Time!

It is that time of year again... Valentine's Day! And that means one thing to a mom of school aged kids... parties! I always hold my breath when looking at the list of what things I'm supposed to bring in to the girls' classrooms and some years I get off better than others. This year Kaley had to make a Valentines box (I'll be sharing that tomorrow), Madison made hers in class. For Madison's class I have to make 20 heart sugar cookies unfrosted. Easy, especially since I found a BIG heart shaped cookie cutter at Michael's for $.79. But the one thing left was the Valentine's for the girl's to give to their friends. I gave them the choice, either: a) you can pick them out in the store and they can be any of your favorite characters, or b) we make them. They both opted for option b, and I found a cute idea in the Scrapbooks Etc. magazine. Here they are!
I used a big 3" scallop circle punch to punch out what seemed like a million shapes out of pink, blue, and purple tissue paper. These I let the girls take two of each color and layer them in whatever order they wanted.
I threaded them onto the suckers and the girls helped me fluff them up.
I came up with the idea to poke holes into a square paper plate and stick the suckers through for the girls to transport them with out crushing them.
The leaves I hand drew one based on the size of the Valentine's stamp that I had and then traced almost 90 of them! 31 for each of their classes and then 13 for each of them to take to Girl Scouts which they are starting tonight! I stamped each of them and then hand cut, then stamped the back with the to: and from:

I love to get pictures of their writing to see how far they have come in the last year.
One more Valentine's project down... yay!