Well, baby and I have made it to 35 weeks (hooray!) and along with some insane nesting, I am also freaking out that all our Valentine’s Day ducks will not be in a row and I will be in labor or something on the big day, and thus my kids will be left Valentine-less or ill-prepared for school, etc. So I have had the kids’ classmates’ Valentines in their schoolbags for over a week, and today I realized that we had not yet gotten around to making any for their teachers. A quick visit to Pinterest and each of them had chosen an easy and fun Valentine from spoonful.com that I made while they were eating lunch. These are more parent-centered for younger kids, but older kids would have no problem tracing out some hearts and cutting out adorable elephants, or gluing together some sweet little mice!
First up: how to make an elephant Valentine for those people in your life you couldn’t possibly forget!
First, cut out 2 hearts for ears, then trace one more heart of the same size for the head. Add a J-shaped hook at the bottom for a trunk.
Then glue all the pieces together to form an elephant’s face! Add eyes and little hearts for decoration, plus the saying You’re Unforgettable! Super sweet and easy.
Jax decided to make sweet Hershey Kiss mice for each of his teachers. First you take two kisses and remove the Hershey tags. Then cut ears out of felt and glue them all together like a felt ear sandwich. I found Tacky Glue worked the best.
Then add some eyes and later, if everything stays put, I will try to adhere a tiny pom pom nose. Slip a pipe cleaner or ribbon tail in the back of the foil and you have a sweet little mouse, ready to deliver a kiss to the sweetest people in your life!
And so, finally, we’re almost ready for Valentine’s Day! I just have to make our curtain of love notes that will greet the kids when they wake up on Thursday, and then if baby decided to make her debut, I’ll know that everything is settled at home, which will help me survive being away from them on such a special day more bearable. Hopefully baby girl will just stay put and we will all be together on Thursday, but I’d rather be safe than sorry!