February 9, 2011

Class Valentines 2011

All three of my boys are in some kind of classroom this year, and that means making Valentines for a lot of people.  I'm not a big fan of the store bought kind, although I have used them in the past.  This year, we've managed to get ahead of the game a bit and make some handmade Valentines.

FOR THE FIRST GRADERS:
(photo via Skip to my Lou)

Alas, these Valentines were already sent to school to be put in the big Valentine class box and I forgot to snap a picture of our version.  We found this great template at Skip to my Lou and my six year old had a great time cutting out the wings and writing his classmates' names on them.  We changed it a bit and wrapped each lollipop top with black tissue paper and added pipe cleaner antennas.  We also did orange and blue wings for the boys in case any of them thought these were too "girly".  That's a big deal in first grade, ya know.


FOR THE PRESCHOOLERS:


I fell in love with this idea as soon as I saw it on Thirty Handmade Days.  Great for my younger two who go to autism and speech therapy preschools, both classes which are all boys.

I love the back of the label with the tire tracks.


FOR THE TEACHERS:
Took my bottles from Austin and Tyler's birthday party (the snowmen), washed them out, filled them with candy, spray painted the lids, and added a ribbon with a tag.  Wanted a little something more on it....

There, much better!  Cream vinyl heart cut from my Silhouette.  We are ready for the class parties to begin.

4 comments:

Nat Attack said...

Your craftiness knows no bounds--it kind of blows my mind! Also, you are incredibly thoughtful and your generosity is inspiring!

Can I be like you when I grown up?

Waters said...

Im remembering these ideas for valentine futures.

Jamie said...

The bottles were originally Frapacino bottles, right?

balloongal said...

Those are all so great. I love seeing the projects you do.

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