Wednesday, February 6, 2013
CRAFT: You Blow Me Away! Valentine
This year has been exciting for me because my daughter started preschool for the first time, and that has opened up lots of new creative opportunities! I won't claim to be Martha Stewart in any way (believe me, I've brought bags of Goldfish and animal crackers most days we've been in charge of snack) but it's been really fun to get into the holiday spirit and have an excuse to make cute treats like Valentines for the first time.
While considering what kind of Valentines to make for my daughter's class, I had to take into account that many of the kids have food allergies. Because I didn't want to leave anyone out, I decided to steer clear of candy Valentines this year. Then I saw Lucy's post on how she used the small plastic jars of bubbles typically reserved for weddings to make an adorable Valentine, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
My daughter loves bubbles (what kid doesn't??) and this little Valentine with free printable tags is the perfect candy-free Valentine.
SUPPLIES: small plastic bubbles found in the wedding/party section of Walmart (mine came in a pack of 24), twine, free printable valentine tags found HERE.
The Valentines are about 2 3/4in wide by 2 in tall. Simply print on card stock, punch a hole in the corner, and tie with baker's twine onto your bubbles. Here's a better picture of what the bubbles look like:
They turned out so cute! I'm sure the kids won't miss the candy, they'll be getting plenty more that day. Plus, I always love to have bubbles on hand for entertaining my kids during long waits at the doctor's office, in the car, etc., so hopefully the other moms will appreciate it too!