I bought a 50-pack of cards and envelopes for $10 at Michael's, scooped some tissue paper out of the gift wrap cabinet and, viola! After the first few were completed, it became clear that there was no way each of them was going to complete 18 of these bad boys. I had them each pick their favorite one, which was then photocopied and glued them to the front of each card. Tissue paper looks pretty cool when photocopied.
Here are their cards!
The Things surprised me by deciding not to give away candy with their Valentines. Instead, they each gave a swirly straw like this:
Girl Thing added a Valentine pencil like this:
Boy Thing added fake tatoos like these:
- I'm so proud of the kids for making their own cards. I think they look pretty good!
- Not gonna lie to you....I outsourced supervision of writing in each card to my weekly babysitter/miracle worker, Rachel.
- Plan ahead for homemade cards and projects. I wish I could have ordered some cool pencils or other doo dads from Etsy rather than hitting the local Party City.
- We spent $30 for 36 cards, including the straws, pencils and tatoos - that's about 83 cents each. This is probably more expensive than the Disney princes or Spiderman box sets they would have chosen. However, I think the lesson of handmade is a good one and definitely worth the few extra bucks we spent.