Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s really not a big deal for me anymore since I’ve been married and every ounce of romance that ever was has long since disappeared, along with my perky boobs and bladder retention.
The best part of the holiday, by far, is seeing how excited the kids are to give/get Valentine’s. So when Cole and Bella came home from school last week, waving a bright pink paper in my face, I knew what was coming.
“Mommy”, they screamed, “We have to do our Valentine’s!”
We went out right away to the craft store to see what was available. Cole found some store-made dinosaur Valentine cards that he loved so that was easy.
But Bella wanted to make something different and unique….of course, just like she is. So we came up with our own little version of a “sweet Valentine’s day flower”.
Bella’s Sweet Valentine’s Day Flower Craft
Get some cardstock in a variety of colors. We also got some fancy scrapbooking cardstock for the middle of the flowers.
Per flower, cut out 3 heart-shaped petals, 1 flower-shaped middle, and 2 leaves. Punch holes at the bottom of each. Write the “to” and “from” on the leaves. This was the most time consuming part…waiting for Bella to write all the names. I swear, I could feel my hair turning gray while I waited for her. Have I ever mentioned that I have a serious lack of patience?
Okay, if you haven’t died of old age at this point (assuming your kids can write super fast),fold all 3 heart petals in half and then open them up again.
Then take the hearts and overlap them so it forms a flower shape. Add the flower center and make sure all the holes line up. I put a little bit of glue on each of them to make sure they stayed put.
Then turn your flower over and add the leaves with glue, again making sure that the holes line up.
Turn the flower back over and put a lollipop through the center…add a tiny bit of tape at the bottom of the lollipop stick to make sure it stays in place. Nothing worse than a kindergartener freaking out because he didn’t get a lollipop when everyone else did.
We made 32 of them…all in various colors with a different design in the middle of each. I hope her friends will like them!!
Memorable conversation of the day:
Me (walking out of Cole and Bella’s room, after putting them to bed): Goodnight! Stay in your beds! Do not come out unless you're bleeding from your eyeballs!
Cole (to Bella): Bleeding eyeballs?! How can you bleed from your eyeballs?
Bella: I could stab you in the eyes with a pencil. That'd probably work.
Me: I heard that....there will be NO stabbing of anyone's eyeballs!
Bella (to Cole): Well, I could just pull your eyelashes out one by one and then they'll probably bleed. And it would probably hurt way less than me stabbing them with a pencil.
Me: Both of you need to stop talking and go to sleep! Besides, your conversation is seriously creepy and disturbing!