I have been making the kid's Valentines for a few years now, instead of buying them. This year was a tad overwhelming though as both kids have *30* kids in their class. That's 60 homemade Valentines that require multiple steps to make each one. Good times, I know.
Using my handy new paper trimmer, I cut some red and pink cardstock. It took five batches of Rice Krispie treats to get 30 individual hearts cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Luckily, the treats are super sticky and stuck right to the paper all by themselves.
I was also tapped to make some cookies for my son's class. I am sure each kid noted how long it took me to make all these cookies, right?
I tried hard to find an idea that wasn't too girly for my son's Valentines. Obviously I didn't succeed. Let's face it, Valentine's Day in general is pretty girly.
This project was incredibly simple, just a little time consuming. I found a heart punch that I used to cut out the cardstock heart shapes. Each flower has four hearts. Then, I took a hole punch and punched a hole in the bottom of each heart. I lined up the holes and then glued them down. Dum-Dums were the suckers that I used, but Blow Pops would work too. At the last minute I added some hot glue to the Dum-Dums to make sure they didn't come loose.
How cute are these?!