February is around the corner and as usual we're starting to brain storm the Valentine's Day ideas. There is 'no candy' policy in my daughters school - which I'm totally in support of- so it gets a little difficult but we give ourselves some time to think and pick some easy craft. In the past we had a tradition of melting old crayons and turning them into hearts. We loved it but we didn't want to repeat it each year. I actually thought I posted a tutorial how to make them but I can't find it so...explanation below. Last year I bought a bunch of heart shape balloons and we attached to them tags that said ' Love is in the air'. Apparently my kids friends loved it!
Here are some ideas we have so far for this years Valentine's Day. I think we are going to make some cards and pick something from the Amazon website- year by year we need bigger quantities of Valentine's gifts.
1. ' YOU MAKE THE WORLD SPARKLE' - sending tiny bottles of glitter for all the crafty kids maybe a big hit.
2. 'YOU MAKE ME FEEL BETTER' - Valentine Day card that includes fancy bandages.
3. 'YOU RULE' - Your little one may become the teacher's pet after handing these rulers out.
4. 'WE MAKE A GREAT PAIR' - Take a walk through the dollar store or a dollar section at Target and gather up as many pairs of socks as possible.
5. 'WHOOPEE! IT'S VALENTINES DAY!' - You may want to check with your kids teacher before handing out mini whoopee cushions but this could be a very fun idea!
6. 'YOU ARE A CUTIE!' - healthy, easy and right on the budget idea of sending cuties with this little note.
7. 'I GOT MY EYES ON YOU!'- Right on time for spring! Send the whole class heart shape sunglasses.
8. 'YOU 'QUACK' ME UP!' - Who doesn't like the rubber ducks? Especially in the Valentine's Day colors and patterns.
MELTED CRAYON HEARTS:
The most time consuming part of this project is probably the peeling of the paper but my kids loved it and it gave them something to do for a couple of long winter nights. The crayons need to be broken into small pieces and placed in the baking pan- preferably heart shape. I found this one above in the World Market. Bake in the oven at 250F for 20 minutes or until crayons are completely melted. Wait for the heart to harden.