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.
We started with party horns that I purchased at our local dollar store for $1 a dozen.
On the computer, I made some heart shapes with the slogan, “Valentine, you blow me away.” We printed them out on card stock.
Then the boys cut out the hearts.
Then they addressed and signed their hearts.
It’s important to clip your pen to your shirt when you are not using it.
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.
Use a hot glue gun to affix the party horn to the back of the heart. It holds MUCH better than white glue.
That’s it! It was a pretty simple project that well all enjoyed doing.
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!