February 10, 2011

Valentine Crafting

I have been putting off crafting with the kids for so long and today I wondered why?! Why do I get so paranoid about the mess it creates? Why do I let my laziness get in the way of the good times I have when I create with the kids? Why have I let myself miss out on seeing how creative my kids are?! They really surprised me today with their cleverness. I even stole some of their ideas for my own Valentines!

I started by showing them a craft I remembered doing when I was in school. The classic heart guy with accordion arms and legs. Do you remember making these? So simple and the girls really enjoyed putting their own twist on these little characters.

Then we made monster valentines for any boys on the list. These were fun and turned out so cute! I love the details the girls came up with.

Mine was totally the most plain and boring!

I made a silly little feathered bird just for the heck of it.

Marah made her own heart girl for her cousin and a little book to send to her as well.

Alex hasn't gotten in on craft time yet (though I do let him paint on occasion) but he was in a much happier mood today. Looks like those antibiotics are working their magic. Thank the good Lord for medicine!

What are you doing for Valentine's day? Be sure to check out my cute little Valentine printable cards over on my design blog: http://ashtinafayelou.blogspot.com


  1. I love these! I made Valentines too but they were creative in a different way! And ALL four boys helped! I only got pics of the finished products though. I'll have to blog about them (although I posted the pics on FB for my Mom) BTW - your little monster man looks a lot like Planktin (from SpongeBob)!

  2. These are great! Those girls are definitely creative (like their mother)!


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