If you're like me, panic attacks like "Oh my gosh! Tomorrow's Valentine's Day and Lillian's supposed to take cards to school!" happen on a regular basis so last minute ideas that save you a trip to the store are the stuff that heaven is made of.
Last year it was butterflies, this year it's cute little mice that make for easy and fun valentines. These are so easy that with construction paper, stickers, some suckers for tails and some yarn for whiskers you too can have a kindergartener that is master of her own Valentine's Day destiny. And that's a great thing.
1. Trace a large heart on construction paper, cut it out and fold it in half lengthwise.
2. Sign it and tape a sucker inside so the stick sticks out as the mouse's tale.
3. On the outside, glue a googly eye on either side and stick tiny heart stickers in place for ears.
4. Punch a tiny hole (I used a mini hole punch) through both sides of the heart where the nose should be and tie a ribbon in a bow to hold it slightly closed and to serve as the mouse's whiskers.
Your valentine rodent is now finished! Pat yourself on the back, you've just created a mini masterpiece. Any other fun ideas you've come across lately? Leave the link below.
Updated to add: Congratulations to Kimberly from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania for winning this week's Saturday Giveaway. Sorry it's late but I had a hard time with the notification process this week--had to draw a second name. Anyway, better late than never, hope everyone got a chance to check out the terrific skin and bath products at SudsMuffin. Oh they smell good!
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