Wednesday brought us snow day #2 this week, and we put it to good use making homemade Valentines.
Catie’s preschool class even got to decorate a box to collect their cards in, which delighted me to no end. I felt very nostalgic for my own childhood whilst helping her pick out just the right frills. I always loved decorating that box, and was so disappointed that Annie didn’t get to do that last year (or this year, either, for that matter).
Catie opted for pink-on-pink paisley fabric, red ric rack, white fluffy lace, seed pearls, and red ribbon roses. And her name written in red glitter. It’s girly fabulous, which suits my little fashionista to a T.
For the cards, we went completely old school as well. Interestingly enough, the throwback cards are a financial setback, since even though I bought the paper doilies at the dollar store, these cards cost me about 5 times as much as just buying the pre-made ones would. But ours are cuter. And certainly more unique, since no one seems to make homemade Valentines anymore. Such a pity.
Annie was methodical
Catie was creative
and Lilly had a wardrobe malfunction
She also thoroughly impresed me. While Annie and Catie were writing their names on the back of their cards, Lilly decided to make her own mark on hers – in the form of tracing her little handprints, all by her OWN self.
It was an extremely messy project
but the end result was well worth it.
Another fun project we did was the heart flower suckers from last month’s Family Fun. (Love that magazine!)
These were super easy and a big hit with the kids (and teachers!) that we gave them to. Thumbs up!
Mess and all, it was another great snow day.