Crazy, silly valentine mailboxes! Ainsley was supposed to make one for her class and then Harper just wanted one too. I got the idea from this pin:
These aren't Valentine boxes but I just ran with the idea.
The girls contributed by piling on stickers and writing various things.
For the project I used: tissue boxes, egg cartons for the eyes, pipe cleaners for the eye lashes, craft paint, I cut out lips from foam paper but I recently saw perfect sized lips at the dollar tree in the valentine section!, and then had to add a bow;) It really was simple and the original poster has a better tutorial if you're interested in making one!
Ainsley with her Valentine box:
Next up was Valentines gifts. Pinterest came through once again and we had a good time making these cute little bookmarks with treats on the back for girlfriends:
Love how the last color is "my valentine"!! Just went to Ace Hardware and picked up some paint sample cards, used the heart punch that I happened to have-not sure why I have a heart punch but I was so glad I did for this!, and then attached ribbon-so easy and cheap! The girls were able to punch the hearts and I was very surprised (with some hard work), Harper was able to attach the ribbon:)
And the back:
Nothing fancy! I know, I'm so corny with the "booksmart" saying;)
And for the boys in their class:
Now, I didn't come up with these ideas on my own, no way! Pinterest people, pinterest! I changed things up on some of the ideas but for the swedish fish, I did just what they said. Go here and here for the original pinners!
Then we did Ainsley's 100 day project and I got the idea from googling "100 day project ideas", pretty simple. Here's what we did:
Once we agreed on the goldfish, I googled "fish sayings", lol and thought this one was appropriate;) I did end up covering the goldfish in a varnish type paste to keep them from cracking and going really stale-(thanks mom for that idea!!)
So that was our weekend! Oh and Harper did a really cute heart project and recipe card for "A Happy Heart" but I totally forgot to take pics and she already turned it in;( Her ingredients though for "A Happy Heart" included:
- Kisses from mommy and hugs from daddy
- Loving Jesus
- Smiles from Bennett
- Playing with Ainsley
- Snuggling with "blankie"
How sweet is that?! Love her!
Ya'll know I live for this stuff so all in all, it was a great weekend!