He is almost ten, so he was able to do almost every part of these valentines all on his own, our glue gun is really hot so I helped with glue. If your kids are younger (or don’t have hot glue experience) then you can do the glueing and they can draw the faces and write the “to’s and froms” on the back. The supplies are super simple too…
–Valentine Face PDF, I had ours printed on cardstock, but if you didn’t want to print out faces you can just cut hearts from construction paper
-glue, I felt like hot glue works best, and dries quick but you can use whatever you like
-pipe cleaners, we did red but you can use any color
-pen, for drawing on the faces…you can use wiggly eyes too!
-playing cards, we found ours at the dollar tree. two packs for $1 and we found two different sizes
2. For regular sized playing cards we cut a pipe cleaner in half and glued one half down for arms (on a black face up card) and the other half for the legs. We used half a pipe cleaner for the smaller cards.
**Personal use means non-commercial use of the valentines including copies and print outs for yourself, your personal crafts/scrapbooking and to give to friends. The valentines may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration. The valentines may not be used in advertising, and they may not be resold.***
Last weekend we celebrated Kurt’s 17th birthday, and his birthday fell on a Saturday this year! Since next year he will be away in college this was his final big birthday party (here at home at least) The theme was a Saturday Night Cartoons party, so I filled the pinata with cocoa’s, cereal bars, milk straws, and Wacky Packages cereal boxes.
We had quiche, egg stuffed croissants, pumpkin scones, and lots of cereal. Kurtis doesn’t like cake so his “cake” was a cereal-marshmellow cake. I made it with a combo of melted dandies marshmallows and rice mellow creme (earth balance too) I find the combination of the two make great marshmallow treats! Ten of his close guy friends came over for cartoons, and spent the night. It was a fun time!