Every year Valentines seems to sneak up on me and before I know it I have 48 hours to create a box and some sort of valentine for my boy to take to school. Plus, now that my youngest is older he wants to participate as well even though he will just be at home. Therefore, I got double the fun this year…….which we survived…..but was good practice for next year when I really will have to make 2 boxes. Oh the glamorous life of a mom!! 🙂
So since me and the hubs have both been sick this week and due to the fact that I’m starting to waddle like a penguin and have the energy of a slug, I decided to go easy-peasy this year.
The Valentines themselves were pretty simple. All I needed was white card stock, glow sticks, and a no. 2 pencil. I mean how much harder can it be, right? I found a cute printable online at (http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2013/01/glowstick-valentines-and-more.html). I ran to the dollar store and grabbed some packages of glow stick bracelets and me and my (not so little) man went to work. He wrote the names on the back while I hole punched and put the bracelet attachments on the glow sticks. Then together we threaded the paper through and voila….valentines were complete! Victory #1 for us!!
Here is how they turned out:
Then it was time to move on to the actual box. Thankfully, we had some random boxes laying around so I grabbed those and set to work. I went to the store to grab yellow duct tape since I had all other supplies at home. Apparently, there was a yellow duct tape shortage because they were wiped clean. After a small freak out moment in the aisle, I found a smaller package that contained a small roll of yellow and a paint splattered roll. I grabbed the last two they had and said a small prayer it would be enough for the box.
That night after dinner we set to work. It took about 1 hour to complete both boxes and I was ecstatic at how they turned out. Even daddy was in awe instantly taking pics and sending them to his brother and aunt. I’m pretty sure he was hoping he could be back in first grade with such a cool box. haha. The best part was I had just enough of the tape with a tad extra…..victory #2 for us!! Woot woot
Logan had the yellow minion and Mason got the painter minion. We thought it was fitting since Mason usually looks like this after painting. 🙂
Here are the proud boys with their “friends” as they called them.
Needless to say, I think Valentines will be a success at school…and at home. Anxious to hear how all of Logan’s classmates like his box. Got lots of family fun planned for tonight. Hopefully us sicklies will make it through the night. Nothing more sexy than snotty noses and headaches.
Hope you all have fabulous Valentines celebrations whether you’re single, married or otherwise. Much love….
Here is the supply list to make the boxes if anyone is interested:
Cardstock (for the teeth)
Hot glue (to attach the eyes)
Red solo cup
Black electrical tape
Yellow duct tape
Blue duct tape
One skewer (I cut it in thirds, wrapped in electrical tape and used it for the spiky hair)
That’s it….happy crafting!!