Valentine's Day is upon us again and the question looms...to make or to buy the school valentines? Since I only have one kid left doing a valentine exchange I felt a little pressure to make. And by "make" I mean make her happy.
Kailyn is absolutely obsessed with Minecraft these days so I visited my muse (Pinterest) to find a quick printable I could use. I found a darling design here. Well, I printed out the creeper mini chocolate bar wrappers and then felt like I kind of needed TNT wrappers too. So, before I knew it I was designing a .pdf of TNT wrappers to accompany the creeper wrappers. Then I just didn't think the cards were girly enough for Kailyn, so I took the woman's card template and added my own design to that too. What started out as a simple little online printable turned into a little more, but it was fun.
Kailyn taped all the wrappers on the candy bars herself:
Then we put them in clear bags and simply stapled her card on it. I could have done ribbon and made it all pretty, but Kailyn seemed happy to just staple it on and truth be told...I was kind of relieved.
We assembled enough for the class and a few extra friends and called it a day.
I now want to make custom candy wrappers for everything. I may only have one more year for a classroom valentine exchange, so I should enjoy it while I can. Maybe next year we can start a week earlier, though.
Happy Valentine's Day!