I had the pleasure of turning my Pinterest board into reality last week to make Michael’s preschool valentines. I know I’m biased, but I’m pretty impressed with the final product. (I really liked last year’s valentines too!)
You’re out of this world, Valentine!
Space ducks: unite!
These valentines are super easy to make, relatively inexpensive, and don’t include sugar, so they’re good for kids of all ages:
- Buy these astronaut and space alien rubber ducks from Amazon
- Print out this sheet of valentines on cardstock.
- Add your name on the bottom and cut them out.
- Poke a hole.
- Attach the tag to the duck.
- Tie a bow, trim the edges. Voila!
Here is Micheal working on his valentine “mailbox” at school. He’s a crafter in the making! (And, yes, they call him “Big Mike”!)
Michael working on his valentine mailbox
Over the weekend I cleaned out the abyss that is my sprinkle/frosting/everything cabinet and found a bag of Christmas sprinkles from a cookie decorating party in 2008. (EIGHT YEARS AGO!) Thankfully, I knew how old they were since I dated the bag. Nice work, self.
Anyway, I had been perusing Pinterest and came across a “recipe” for reindeer food.
Reindeer food is completely inedible for humans but will be quite a delight for the birds! Err, I mean, Santa’s reindeer.
The recipe is simple: whatever you want (that birds enjoy).
I went with ~ 1/2 cup of oats (buy them in bulk!), 1/4 cup of bird seed, and some of all the sprinkles I had in my everything cabinet.
It’s really easy to make, and if nothing else, do it to make room for a new set of holiday sprinkles!
I had fun and I know Michael’s daycare friends will love their packages of reindeer food tomorrow!