Monday, February 8, 2010
heart eating monsters....
...apparently Valentine's Day doesn't get big A's approval without some added heart eating monsters. After getting over the fear of being surrounded by too much "girly pinks and reds", (although red is his favourite colour, mind you...just not near Valentine's Day...), we came up with a solution to help bring some excitement back into getting his valentine box ready for school. He created his monster eating stamp, drew on some added sharp teeth, and began "de-girlifying" his box. I must say, I was quite proud of these little monsters...even when the dramatic razor sharp teeth were added....(just to really make sure we were "definitely" not too girly....oh the stage he is in right now!)
....after that is was off to make the Valentine's cards. I will be the first to tell you that my strengths do not, nor will they ever, lie in the crafty side of things. Sure, I would love to come up with the neatest little ideas for projects at home with the kids, and am often quite envious of people that do. I have come to admit defeat in that department, and now happily rely on all those creative minds out there that obviously have something I do not. After a long browse through the Crafty Crow's site, I came across a post about making fortune cookie valentine's cards out of felt. I must say, this was so simple and straight forward, that making them took no time at all. Big A typed up his little message, and we set about putting these together. (again, making sure that only the boys received red...one can only imagine if a pink one managed to get into the wrong hands...oh dear!)
...now it's time for the little brother to get his cards ready. Let's just hope pink gets a little more enthusiasm this time.)