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!

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  1. This is a great idea in place of a traditional candy treat on valentine's day. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

  2. What a great idea!! And the kids will have more fun with the bubbles for sure - they last alot longer :)

  3. Aww this is so creative and cute :) And also, I have a sort of dumb question.... how do you respond to comments and have them send straight to the persons email? I would love to be able to do that with my readers so that they can actually be notified when I reply but can't seem to figure out how =} Thanks!


  4. love these! kids will love the bubbles!!
    Thanks for linking up!

    Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Love your card - love your blog. Visiting from Sundae Scoop. New follower. Would love for you to stop by my blog. and follow.

  6. Always love the idea of non-candy Valentines. Cute card, cute idea. Love. Thanks for sharing!


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