I decided to make valentines with Riley this year to give to her classmates. Afer perusing the internet for ideas, I settled on making heart-shaped crayons. Basically you take a bunch of old crayons,
unwrap them and break them into pieces,
and put them inside heart-shaped molds.
I got these silicone ice trays in the $1 section at Target and they worked great.
Once the trays are loaded up, you put the molds in the oven at a low temperature for about 20 minutes.
When they have completely cooled, you pop them out of the molds and you have pretty little multi-colored crayons.
Next, we used a stamp and decorative paper to make simple Valentine's Day cards.
We used sticky-tack to attach the crayons to the cards.
And finally, we slipped the cards inside clear plastic envelopes to keep everything together.
The crayons are fun to use because the colors change as you draw with them.
Hopefully her friends like to color or they are going to be disappointed that there isn't any candy in her cards! I am sure there will not be a shortage of candy though. I think we still have some leftover from last year's school party!
Valenitine's Day usually comes and goes without much fanfare at our house. Paul and I usually sit this holiday out. Restaurants are always so crowded and it can be hard to get a sitter. We decided to just do cards this year and a little something for the girls. Maybe we will cook a nice dinner over the weekend to celebrate. What are your plans for the day? Do you make a big deal or take it easy on Valentine's Day?