One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is the opportunity to make handmade goodies for the littles classmates. The oldest "little" now in middle school, announced he's too old, but that's okay... I have two littles ready and willing! Luckily I planned ahead knowing we'd be snowed in and collected all the goodies needed for this years bunch.
Here's what I used:
- pretty cardstock cut to 5" x 7" size
- glue dots
- clear cellophane bags
- double sided tape
- Sweedish Fish
- pom pom creatures
- sticky mustaches
Martha Stewart's Craft Studio app is great for making cards of all sorts. It's a free download with a limited amount of included backgrounds and design elements. There are many other themes that can be purchased for $1.99 each.
I purchased one of the Valentine themes and used elements for both the "stuck on you" and "fantachetic" cards. The app is very user friendly and super easy to use!
By using glue spots to attach the little pom poms and the mustaches, it leaves the sticky backing for the kiddos to use wherever they like.
Sure these cost a bit more than the drugstore valentine cards embellished with charecters of all sorts but, to me a little effort and creativity (and lots of perusing on Pinterest) go a long way!