Friday, February 19, 2010

Can you handle a few more valentines?

Finally! My camera is working so I can show you what my 5 year old and I made for her class Valentines. We had so much fun making them and she was such a trooper. She has 22 kids in her class and she insisted that she write all her friends names herself. I think her hand hurt a little but she was so happy!

I bought packages of cards from Hobby Lobby at 40% off along with the stamp at 50% off and I already had the scrapbook paper and muffin cups on hand. I just used paper that looked like they had stems on them and cut around them, then we punched out hearts for the leaves. We put a heart sticker for the center and a lip sticker for her kiss and Voila'!

For her teacher gift I bought a bottle of lotion from Bath and Body Works. We cut out her hand prints using heart paper of course, and then stuck them around the bottle. I then wrote, "Thought I'd give you a hand or two for all you do!"

She was so proud of her little hands!

My little Valentine!

Claire also insisted on letting her teacher know how much she loves her!

My son had a valentine box contest for his class. They were being judged on who could bring in the most creative box. When my husband heard that, he was in! Well lets just say that this guy loves a challenge and for him the bigger the better. So, James thought doing a shark with an open mouth for the valentines to go in would be great, and my husband thought that sounded perfect!

This is what they came up with.....

James was pretty happy about his completed project, he couldn't wait to get to school!

James ended up winning 1st prize for the most creative Valentines' Box, he was very excited but I think my husband was a little giddy when he found out!

Hope you enjoyed it, we sure did!


Home's Where My Heart Is said...

I love the valentines you made, those are great. This is the second time I've seen cupcake papers as flowers and I just love them.

And your husband sounds just like mine. What? A contest? The rest is history. Love the shark, they did an awesome job!

Sandy said...

Darling hand made cards, too more people don't do that these days. I remember glue and those dollies we used to make our cards with.

Cute daughter you have.

Doing some blog walking this am, and found myself here. Nice blog

welcome mats always out on all my blogs, hope you'll swing by

Venti Vixen said...

I came over to follow - I love your blog! I might steal your valentine idea for a 'shamrock' for preschool treats. Oh, and is that a French Bulldog? AWESOME.

Julie Johnson said...

Just popped over after finding your sweet comment on my blog. Thanks for following along...and now I'm following you! :) Love your description...sounds like we are kindred spirits. My home is loaded with quirky things.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Okay, these are DARLING ideas!!! And the shark...AMAZING!!! Kudos to the hubby and son! : )

Jacqueline said...

Hi there Megan,
First of all, thanks so much for the lovely comment.
You are a couple of wonderful parents, getting in there and really helping your children with their projects.I can remember those times...just !!
Enjoy your young children, as I know you will. before you know it, they are at University and then, married !! XXXX

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awwww..your family has some talent! That shark is neat~
xo Susie~

count it all joy said...

Those Valentine's are awesome! Very impressive team effort. I love that your husband was so excited with the first prize....gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by to say g'day. Hope you don't mind if I drop by from time to time? Meredith xo.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love the Valentines. My kids are in middle and high school and not that into making them anymore - sniff..

Janean said...

not surprised at first prize - wowzah!

the little hands and cards....soooooooo sweet!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Wowzie - you guys don't play when it comes to V-day! Impressive!
ps- I need to hear more about "The Help". But not too much...I'm dying to read it but it's checked out at the lib.!

LuLu said...

OH my gosh the box is fantastic!! Brilliant idea!! and your daughter's valentine's day cards are so cute... love how you made them!

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