Simple, sweet, frugal valentine idea and easy kid’s craft

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 12, 2011 · 0 comments

in kid activites,kid crafts,valentines

I wish I could take credit for this idea.  But I can’t.  My mom is the one that did this every valentine’s day for as far back as I can remember.  My only regret is that I didn’t keep at least some of her “hearts”…

First off, let me say that I hate when Blogger auto-rotates my pictures because I haven’t figured out how to unrotate them.

Anyway, but you get the gist of the idea.  I cut out various sized hearts out of construction paper.  I wrote different messages on them (some from me, some from Bug – he helped, see the ones with crayon marks on them?  ;)

The night before valentine’s day, I’m going to tape some to the bathroom mirror, put one in Hub’s lunch, leave some in his car, etc.  The tiniest one, I’m going to slip in his wallet.  So all day long he’ll be finding hearts!

I’m glad to be starting this tradition this year.  Soon, Bug will be able to write out his own messages!

We don’t make a BIG deal about Valentine’s Day.  Our anniversary is the 18th, so that’s a BIGGER deal.  But I like to do something sweet and this didn’t really cost anything to do!

Bug colored on a few extra hearts so we made a mobile.  This was a real simple craft   I drew a few things with him (“Mommy, share” he says when he wants me to do something with him).  I tied them together and we talked about the colors.  He already knows they are hearts (“hots”).  The purple (“pupul”) ones are his favorite but he knows pink and red too.

I hung it up from the chandelier over the dining room table for now.  So we can continue to talk about the “hots” and “pupul” and pink and red.  :)))

So grab the kids and get this made before Monday!

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