I am not the crafty, Pinterest mother type.
I can’t French braid and my decorating skills are a cross between Toys R Us threw up in my living room and whatever tan or white items I can fit around the toys.
It’s not pretty and while I strive to one day be the mom who has a pin worthy blog crafts, today I just embrace my mediocrity.
Now, I could have just headed over to any large big box store and bought those cute “in the box” Valentine’s but my kids do enjoy being a little different. So, we took some time to look up different Valentine’s ideas and each one of them chose something they liked.
My task was to try to figure out how to make these overly crafty ideas, super easy and inexpensive to make.
Starting off with these really cute Awesome Sauce apple sauce covers, I decided that I didn’t want to invest in a circular paper cutter. Instead I found some 2 inch Avery labels and created my own rock star version of the printable. The 2.5 inch stickers would probably have been better but I needed the smaller size for Lu’s project.
Here is a finished Awesome Sauce valentine for Ez’s toddler class.
Instead, I found the little individually wrapped bags of gummy bears, created another 2 inch Avery sticker and simply printed them out. It took her about 10 minutes to stick them on the little packages and voila, same concept, super easy!
We changed the wording to go with the current popular Echosmith song, Cool Kids. Which has left the song ringing in my head all day today. I don’t have a finished product of this one but here is the label I made.
Total time for all three projects was about an hour and half.
Avery Labels: $15
Gummy Bears: $5
Kool Aid Packets: $2
Total Valentines costs for three kids: $27.00
There you go. My 2015 quasi Pinterest inspired Valentines Day craft.
Not everything has to look like Martha Stewart made it.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!