"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The kids' Valentines

This year I am a little ahead in my planning, so I let the kids make their Valentines. I found an idea on Family Fun and it turned out like this:
While Joy was at Achievement Girls tonight, the boys worked on their Valentines. Okay, I have to put in a little plug here. I wanted to do these, but I didn't want to spend hours cutting out 64 leaves and 64 hearts. So, I figured out how to make my Silhouette do the work. I took some existing graphics and modified them to create the hearts and the double leaves. The hearts were easy, but I impressed myself with the leaves. Then, just hit the button and let the machine do all the work. It was lovely.

Anyway, tonight, the boys wrote their names on the leaves, glued the leaves, and selected their suckers. I put a dollop of hot glue on the back of the sucker and attached the heart. My favorite part is that materials to do Valentines for all three kids' class ran me about $3.50 total! The 50 pack of card stock was $2.50 and I only used 10 pages, and I got the suckers after Halloween at a bag of 100 for $1. Can't beat that!
I was amazed at how patient Brigham was writing his name. Seven letters 27 times really adds up!
I let Hyrum make the leftovers. He was so excited to print his "H" and then have me finish his name for him.
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1 comment:

KellyAnne said...

WOW, so cheap!!! I was so disgruntled with how expensive everything seems to be this year for making Valentines. I wish I were as creative as you! Very cute flower valentines, and looks like the process was special too. Love it!