I always have a running bookmark folder of links that inspire me for every occasion, every room, every season............and Valentine's Day is no exception! I had to pick and choose what we were going to do for school this year, and even then time dictated changes, but everyone was happy with what they took :)
First up are the iPhone valentine's Peyton took to school for his friends. I thought it was more age appropriate (you know, c'mon mom!):
You can find the printable HERE.
The girls got ones similar to each other:
I'd done this several years ago for Mother's Day gifts with all 3 kids, holding flowers, and framed. The idea to use it for v-day is ALL over the blog world this year, but gosh, it's so easy and still quite a "WOW"! All you do is take a picture of the kiddo holding their fist out (like they're holding a balloon). Focusing on their hand, take the picture. Doll it up using your choice of software (I used some digital scrapbooking items too) and having the printed! Once you've got them printed out, take your exacto knife and make a slit at the top of the fist and the bottom of the fist, and just slide the sucker stick in!
Teachers got reusable hand warmers. I repurposed some v-day fabric I had and made little pockets about the size of my palm, filled them up with rice and TADAH! I tied each pair up with a few ribbons and a tag with the instructions on using them (graphic from Just Something I Made) and popped them into my latest favorite gift bag - a lunch sack! Tied up with ribbon it's simple and fun!
I was in charge of snacks for Brylie's preschool party today. Once again it evolved into something other than it started, but that's alright :) I took a little heart shaped cookie cutter (actually I think it was made for playdoh? but I washed it up and used it anyway), filled it with melted chocolate chips
like 100 times. Then this morning I took graham cracker squares, placed a pink strawberry marshmallow on each one, nuked them for 17 seconds (yes, exactly 17 - enough to soften up and puff up the marshmallow) and then pressed the chocolate heart right in the center - and you have a Valentine's Day S'more!
That's the scoop for vday - nothing too exciting, but that's all I had time for :) I love doing stuff like this - I'm gonna have to "adopt" a child or two to do this for when my kids are old enough they don't want it anymore! lol
Hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
PS - don't forget to check out my tutorial for the DIY Project Party below!