I'm sorry I missed last weeks Pinned Down Monday - it was a rough week. Adam, my little guy, ended up with pneumonia. He started off with a flu/head congestion bug 2 weeks ago that progressed to asthmatic bronchitis and then turned into pneumonia. So, along with my back still being hurt, but getting better with PT, we had a very sick little boy. We also celebrated Adam's birthday last week, but had to cancel the little family party since he was sick. I don't know about everyone else, but this years germs seem pretty potent!
Anyways, Adam and I worked on his classroom Valentines on Saturday and they turned out super cute. I got the idea from Pinterest....
Courtesy of thefryfamilyblog.blogspot.com via Pinterest
I thought these were so cute! I found some plastic shovels online - The Giant Party Store - for a decent price - it's a little early in the season to find plastic shovels at stores! I ordered red ones (I wanted them to be a little boyish in a pink and red heart Holiday!), enough for his class and used my Silhouette Cameo to design the tag.
Now the fun part! Adam and I put all of the tags together super quick! He actually distressed all of the edges of the white circles (I swear, he's totally into distressing), I then put glue on the back of the white circle and he stuck it to the red. Then Adam wrote his name on the back of the tags... the first 2 or 3 he did on his own, but after that I helped him. We made these a few weeks ago (before I hurt my back), so I just set them aside till Valentine's Day was closer.
On Saturday we assembled his Valentines Treats. I explained what Valentines was all about and that he would be giving a treat bag to each child in his class. He was pretty enthused. So, he grabbed his shovel and I poured the candy's onto the table or into bowls and he scooped the candy into the cello bag and then added the shovel. I then tied them with red/white baker's twine and he would thread the twine through the hole on the tags (I told myself that working on his hand-eye coordination made up for the candy that he was sneaking when he thought I wasn't looking!) and I tied the bows.
I had so much fun making these Valentines - and I like how Adam got to be so hands on. I remember making Valentines and crafts with my mom as a child and how special that was. It's really about making your child feel like they're helpful, that they're a valuable member of your household team. I think he's going to be pretty proud tomorrow at Preschool giving out the treats to his friends!
I'll see you back here tomorrow with another Valentine's post!
Have a great day!