Valentines Day is a fun day to show those you love, just how special they are to you! Usually we just buy and prepare store-bought Valentines for Christian to pass out at school. But, this year I wanted to make it a little more personal and make our own 🙂
I found the perfect “tag” cards, $1 for 8 of them, at Michaels. I bought two packs since my son has about 20 kids in his class. Each pack of tags came as a dual card, so I simply cut them in half to create two cards! I had also ordered the cutest heart washi tape from PYP, but you can order a similar one here. I created a personalized design using PicMonkey and printed them onto the cards. Each card says ” You rock!! Happy Valentines Day, From Christian”. I love all the different, funky fonts you can use!! Christian has decided to give pop rocks as the candy! Perfect for our “theme”! I cut a small piece of washi tape and fish-tailed each end and added it to the bottom of each card.
These were around $2 for the 20, you can’t beat that!!
Crafting with your kids is a lot of fun! It’s a great time for them to use their creativity and imagination! We always really enjoy making fun crafts that relate to the current season or Holiday. With Christmas right around the corner, we are in full swing around here with crafting 🙂 I thought it would be fun to take our mind off the hustle and bustle and get our hands dirty, literally!
- construction paper
- craft paint, paint brush
- googly eyes
- pom pom balls, or similar
- hot glue gun and glue
- white crayon
- 1 ball of yarn (pre-roll into a ball, it prevents tangles, you will thank me later!)
- A few awesome kids (any age, as long as they can throw)
- Have the children sit in a circle. They can sit on the floor, in chairs or even move their desks in a circle if you are at school.
- Choose one child to sit in the middle of the circle.
- Give another child the ball of yarn. He or she will begin the spider web.
- Have the children say what they will dress up as for Halloween or have the children say a line of a scary story they make up as they go along. This is the step that can be changed depending on age group (be creative).
- After the first child says their statement, they will hold on to their yarn and throw the ball across the circle to another child.
- This child says their statement, holds on to their piece of yarn and throws the ball to the other side of the circle.
- This continues until each child has had a chance to speak.
- The result is a big, yarn “spider web”!