mom made valentines (with free printables!)
As an adult, I still love it. It's this little bright spot in my most hated month. It's hearts and candy and special somethings for the special someone(s) in your life. However, Tim and I are not the romantic type. If we buy cards, they are usually funny ones and I might get a pack of Twizzlers (I LOVE TWIZZLERS!) nothing big- but it is nice to show people that you care and to have them do the same for you. Maybe I AM a little romantic, just don't tell anyone.
As you know I like doing special things for my kids- for their birthdays and holidays- to take to school and share with their friends. After one long Pinterest session last year, I decided to make them valentines. A cute card with something a little extra to go along with it. And that's when I made these.
Max- super, super into Lego and has been for a couple years. He really likes the ninja ones- especially the green ninja. I grabbed some lollipops at the bulk store and wrapped them in some green tissue. I just cut a square, put it over top & twisted it around. For the eyes, I just took some yellow vinyl I had (you could use construction paper or cardstock too) and cut the shape and drew on some (what I think are fierce) eyes, Make an opening in the card, pop the "ninja head" in and voila.
And yes, as you'll see below, I got a little carried away with the puns. I love me a cheesy pun.
For Elise, she never knows what she wants. More what she doesn't want. For her, I didn't want candy, she was only 4 at the time and I don't like teachers hating me. Glow sticks were the obvious choice. We love glow sticks over here. Cut a little opening where the horn is, put in the glow stick (and add a little tape to hold it on, for this one and the lollipop) and you're done!
Easy, cute and something a little special.
This year, the school had boxes of valentines donated, and you know that Star Wars and Ever After High (which I would not have purchased) are cooler than mom. So no homemade cards this year. Sad face.
I hope you enjoy these valentines as much as I did.
To make them, just download the file, print on cardstock and add your little extra- glow sticks or lollipops. Don't forget- address them before you add the extras!
To get the printable unicorn file click here
To get the printable ninja file click here
Happy Valentine's day my friends. I'll have a twizzler for you.