Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentines from Years Past

So my oldest little lady has been in preschool for three years, which means we started making Valentines then too.  I thought I'd recap a bit.

 Two years ago we made our own heart crayons.

And although you can find instructions for these all over now, I thought I'd share a quick step by step of what we did.
  1. Take paper off of crayons.
  2. Sort colors into like groups (we put them in baggies.)
  3. Crunch the crayons into pieces with a hammer.

4. Create color combinations that you like and put them into rubber heart-shaped molds (found mine at the $ spot at Target and they worked great.)

5. Put in oven at 200 degrees for about 12 minutes.

6. Let them set and cool for about 20-30 minutes before popping them out.

Let them sit out a while longer to completely cool.

Then we just cut out some hearts (can you tell that someone helped a bit?) and glued the crayons on with a dab of hot glue. Such a fun and "colorful" little valentine. 

Which brings us to last year. My littlest lady started school there as well so we had two different kinds to come up with.

I saw this idea in the Family Fun magazine and thought they'd be fun and easy to make. All you need are pipe cleaners and hershey kisses. 

(Here's the page with directions from the magazine.)

I then printed out our own little tags using my Printshop program on my computer.

For Little T, we cut some lips and mustaches from red and black foam and punched the stick of a Tootsie Pop through the center of each. That way the kids could pretend while sucking on their suckers. Cute eh? I'm pretty sure they were a hit.

I mustache you a question....
Will you be my Valentine??? (hee hee!)

So there you have our Valentines from years past. Stay tuned for this years' Valentines...coming soon!

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  1. The crayon hearts are just such a cute idea, Susan! I might have to try that with my youngest Grands!

    1. Thanks Carol. They were really fun to make! Have fun!

  2. So adorable and easy too! What a perfect craft to do with children! Thank you or sharing.

    1. Thanks Doreen! Gotta love easy crafts! :) Have a great week!



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