Making Valentine’s boxes is so much fun! For Kate’s class party she wanted something that went along with Rapunzel, of course I hit up Pinterest . We found this awesome Valentine box someone had made. There was no attached website just a photo but it was settled Kate wanted her box to look like this.
So me I wanted to simplify it and came up with a simple yet cute idea. We used a shoe box, some paper, a Pringles can, foam hearts, construction paper and yellow yarn.
We covered the box in green butcher paper cut out a slot for all her mail, wrapped the can in a silver card stock I had and made a cone for the top of the tower.
Cut a window and her name out of construction paper and added some yarn for Rapunzel’s hair. Turned out cute, she loved it and so did her classmates!
For the next treat I used a Pinterest idea. This was my inspiration.
I wanted to use the heart shaped foil containers I have had for 2 years now. I had all the ingredients so I went to baking. These actually turned out really well. They tasted so good. Kids and adults both had high reviews. I will be making these again! So here are the pictures of how I made mine and how they turned out. I tried to decorate each one different just for fun!
Here it is all put together on the food table at the Preschool party! The kids ooooed and ahhhhed thats all I needed!
On to the yummy treats! I wanted a couple of cute and sweet treats for the kids (someone else was in charge of the healthy stuff). Here is what I did for the first one. Oh and I also wanted it to be easy and cheap for me. So I used pre-made, store bought, Valentine rice krispy treats $3.00 for 16 or 2 boxes. I found really cute heart boxes from the Hobby Lobby clearance isle, 20 boxes only $0.68, the package had been opened and I guess most of the goodies were lost. But all I needed were the boxes so it worked for me! I used some styrofoam from packaging in a box. The lollipop sticks I have had forever finally had a job, and the sprinkles I saved from a birthday would come in handy. Along with some red colored chocolates I could melt and dip in.
Okay so I put the boxes together, cut the styrofoam to fit, placed some red tissue to cover the styrofoam, stuck a stick in each rice krispy.
I melted the red chocolates, dipped each treat and then sprinkled them with sprinkles. Placed them on a large piece of styrofoam, to dry then poked them into cute little boxes. I thought they turned out cute. Kids ate them up too!
Another party of 2012 over and out! I will start with sharing one of my game ideas I planned for the kids. I called it “Deliver the Valentine” creative right? First I made a large mailbox from an old, lots of dents tears good stuff, science board. I just painted the whole thing blue, added a red construction paper stripe, black construction paper to give it an effect of legs and white felt sticker letters (I found in my craft supply). The whole project took about 30 min and cost me nothing, I love using what I can find here!
So a mailman also has to have a mail bag, so I found a few pieces of dark blue and white felt I had on hand. I am telling you this house is like a junk store look around long enough and you will find anything you could possible want to craft with! I free cut a rectangle and a 3in white stripe. I used my handy dandy glue gun, glued the white stripe down folded the blue in half over the white glued down the sides. Cut a bag handle out of dark blue, I just estimated the length. glued each end to the corners of the rectangle. Turned everything right side out and bingo a cute little mail bag I made 2 for the game. this also was super quick and easy so about 10 mins. total and free again since I used stuff we had.
The game itself was played in a gym, I set up a obstacle course for the kids to follow as they went along they picked up hearts (Valentines) at check points of the obstacle course. They gathered the hearts in the mail bags. Once they reached the end they delivered the Valentines into the mailbox. They loved this game and wanted to do it over and over!
It’s already Valentines? Well in a few days. This year I have the honors of doing the Valentines party at my youngest school. Along with some other great parents. Pictures to come soon from that fun day!
For my Daughters special Valentines treat to her friends we chose this cute idea from Pinterest. http://www.blessthismessplease.com/2012/01/how-to-healthy-valentine-treats-to-give.html
Love the idea and it’s perfect because the theme this year at school is “Wild About You!” Heres what we did and how ours turned out. Oh and by the way the total cost for the 15 Valentines (plus we can make plenty more) $5.50! That adds up to 37 cents each!
Bags of Animal Crackers 1.99
Zip top Valentine bags 40ct 1.00
Scrapbook paper .50
Have a Happy Valentines Day!