Valentines for School

This year with all the boys in school, we had three Valentine’s Day parties that required Valentine cards (totaling 56 cards).  We decided to go for it and make our own.  Done

We started with party horns that I purchased at our local dollar store for $1 a dozen.  Squawkers Squawkers2

On the computer, I made some heart shapes with the slogan, “Valentine, you blow me away.”  We printed them out on card stock.  Sheet of Valentines

Then the boys cut out the hearts.  Joey Cuts

Tommy Cuts

Sam Cuts

Then they addressed and signed their hearts. Addressing

It's important to clip your pen to your shirt when you are not using it.

It’s important to clip your pen to your shirt when you are not using it.

Sam Signs

Ready for Glue

Next we glued the party horns onto the back of the hearts.  We first tried school glue, but I wasn’t satisfied with how well the horns stayed on with that type of glue.  I ended up re-gluing all of them with a hot glue gun.

I don't recommend using white school glue for this.

I don’t recommend using white school glue for this.

Use a hot glue gun to affix the party horn to the back of the heart.  It holds MUCH better than white glue.

Use a hot glue gun to affix the party horn to the back of the heart. It holds MUCH better than white glue.

Placing Positioning

That’s it!  It was a pretty simple project that well all enjoyed doing. All Done

Joey's Valentines

We all thought they came out well.  I imagine that the teachers weren’t thrilled with how noisy they were, but I’m sure the children enjoyed them!  Finished Finished2 Done2

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6 Responses to Valentines for School

  1. debbie says:

    so sweet… bet they will break some hearts when they are older. kieran says hello to Joey and Tommy and megan says hi to sam x

  2. Amy says:

    Thanks, Debbie. I hope you and your family had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Seems strange to think that last year at this time we were celebrating the holiday in Dorking. xx

  3. Louise Stickney says:

    I just love the project you and Paul do with, and for, those wonderful boys!

  4. Connie says:

    OH, how fun for them. Great idea… another one for them to always remember!

  5. Amy says:

    I hope they’ll remember. I certainly recall making Valentines as a child!

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