Valentine’s Day is a few days away and no matter your sentiments on the candy, balloon, flower and card crazed holiday, if you have school-aged children you probably have to send Valentine’s to school for your child to give to each of their classmates. I came across this idea several years ago on Design Aglow, a favorite site of mine for photographer templates and such, and Emma was super excited about it. She has asked every year since if we could do this for her Valentines. So, we are now three years running giving these as her Valentines to her friends.
I get that this is a bit more involved than buying a box of cards for her to address and being done with it, but I think it’s super cute and I’m always up for a crafty project.
Supplies You will Need:
- Card stock
- A piece or two of colored paper or scrapbook paper
- Kool-Aid Bursts (super cheap– I got a six pack for $1 at Kroger)
- Hole punch
- Scissors or straight cutter
First, I cut the scrapbook paper into little strips (approx. 2.5×5″) and had Emma address them to her classmates.
Next, I took a quick shot of Emma, pulled it onto the computer, added the heart graphic and the message and printed it on card stock on my regular non-photo printing printer. I cut each ‘card’ about 1/4-1/2″ smaller than the colored paper.
Then I took one card and one piece of colored paper, stacked them so they lined up in the top left corner and punched a hole for the twine.
Finally, thread a piece of twine through the stacked paper and card and tied it to the top of each Kool-Aid Burst.
These are just some quick iPhone photos– no judgement. :-)
And here is the result. Emma’s teacher and/or her classmates’ parents may hate me for sending a colored, sugar-filled drink that will burst :-) all over the place with one accidental squeeze of little Kindergartener hands, but points for cuteness– right? :-)
Kool-Aid Bursts come in several colors, red included which may be more Valentine-y but one of Emma’s classmates has a red dye allergy, so I opted for blue this year.