Ahhhhhh, the joy of another holiday completely supported by commercialism and sugar. Isn’t that romantic?
I’m only sort of kidding.
This year I really wanted to send things with the boys to their classmates that did not include sugar. I mean, really, there will be enough of that, right?
So my almost-five-year-old (I can’t believe that!!) and I made bookmarks to go with his 3-D dinosaur Valentine’s Day cards. Nothing fancy, for sure, but it was a fun little project for us to work on this weekend.
Some red felt board cut into 2″x6″ rectangles…punch some holes…thread some ribbon…
…throw on some glittery foam stickers and haphazard handwriting in Sharpie ink…and there you have it!
He selected the stickers…which are red, white and blue stars…clearly meant for another holiday entirely, but what the heck.
And two of the book marks got a different kind of ribbon because sometimes I can’t add and I didn’t cut the cute XOXOXO ribbon into enough pieces. But if I wouldn’t have called it to anyone’s attention, it might have gone completely unnoticed.
And here’s what’s going to the almost-two-year-old’s classmates – color-your-own-monkey masks. Which I might have purchased just so I could watch him run around the house with one held up to his face while he makes the cutest monkey noises imaginable. Really, that whole no-sugar-thing is nice, but listening to his “ooh-ooh-aah-aahs” while he giggles behind a mask is hard to beat.
We also made some cookies for the teachers. With plenty of sugar, in case you were wondering.
That icing was more pink than it looks in these photos. But the icing job was certainly as messy as it appears in these photos. A decorator I am not. But we had fun making them anyway.
Best wishes to everyone for Valentine’s Day…be sure to tell those you love that you love them. XOXOXO