Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines on the Cheap


Do you get FamilyFun magazine?  In the February issue, there are the cutest easy-to-make valentine's day cards!!  FamilyFun always puts easy, cheap crafts that you can do with your kiddos that look like so much fun!  I haven't tried any of them yet since Little Man is only 2 years and 5 months old.  But I'm really looking forward to the day when we can do the crafts together!  I thought I would share a few of the ideas from the magazine with my loyal readers!

The one that I liked the best was little cards that look like owls.  They're too cute.  You take a tear-drop shaped piece of construction paper and fold the pointed end down toward the rounded end.  Then, take a pair of scissors and cut the top (at the fold) so it kind of looks like the top of a heart.  Color the folded part and glue it down.  Cut out circles and decorate them for the eyes and then glue them over the folded piece.  Cut two vertical lines into the bottom of the owl so you can insert something like a sucker or a pencil in it.  You can write things on it like, "You're a hoot" or "To a real wise guy" or "Guess who-who is my valentine!" or something else owl-y!  

Isn't it adorable???  You can get Valentine pencils with erasers on top at Walgreens this week for 5/$1.  And who doesn't have some sort of construction paper laying around?  You could make 10 valentines for $2!!  Pretty sweet!  

Another idea is to cut out heart shapes from construction paper and put them together, punch a hole in the middle of them, and put a sucker in the middle.  It looks like a flower! They're super adorable.  You could use construction paper or scrapbooking paper if you had some you knew you could spare or weren't going to use (scraps would be fantastic for this!).  And make leaf shapes big enough to write a little note on for the valentine part.  Think of something flower-y for the notes: Our friendship is blossoming; You're sweet; You're my bud-dy.  

Both of these would be fun crafts to get the kiddos involved in, too!  Have fun, sweethearts!

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