I like getting the chance to use the craftiness in me. And also? Her class is small. So 9 Valentines Day cards? Easy. Now, when the days of 20+ students in a class happen, will I do this? Well, we shall see.
It all started with this picture.
I just knew it would be fun to use. So then I asked my photoshop savvy husband to put it in a heart shape for me (I know, I suck). I already had picked out little dinosaurs and ring bubbles (from walmart), and knew I wanted to incorporate them, but, I hadn't figured out how.
After deciding to use something with the cliche "DINO-mite" and something with "blowing kisses", I went to work.
I made a design in picmonkey.com (seriously, so easy), and then printed them on cardstock. I cut them out, then with a dab of hot glue applied either the dinosaur figurine or the bubbles. (I'm fully aware girls like dinosaurs, too--but I let Eme decide on what she wanted, so I'm okay with that.)
I really wanted to incorporate SOME candy. Come on, it's Valentines day. So, I put them in little goodie bags with some oversized smarties, and tied off with yarn. The names of the kids are on the back ;)
I then realized the teachers names were on the list, too. Fail. I had enough bubble rings to make her two female teachers the lady-valentine, buttttt----decided it would take a few extra seconds to set them apart. As you can see above, I ended up using Pixy Stix and a little catchy phrase (okay, the only thing I could think of using the word "stix" in it--a little far? maybe?).
To be honest, I had a whole bag of Pixy Stix in my pantry already. So that's the only reason I used them. I think it turned out kind of fun, anyway.
I don't know why, but there's just something about making things for "her class" that really makes me finally feel like WHOA I'M A MOM. I know, I know. It's just preschool. But still.
Just wanted to share, because they are so easy and you could do something simple like this, too!