February 15, 2011

Rocket Ship Valentines

I knew I wanted to do something "crafty" for Little Man's first school Valentines. I scoured the internet for something super easy. Crafting is not my thing, so I wanted to start small. I found these on Disney's FamilyFun site. They used packages of Lifesavers, but I couldn't find any in bulk. I also didn't feel like hitting up three different Walgreens to get the number I needed, so I improvised.

supplies used - candy, construction paper, pen, scissors, glue dots

I bought these Tootsie Roll canisters at Target. They're hard plastic and
have a slot on one end, so the kiddos can use them as banks later.

I used construction paper to cover the canisters.

I used glue dots to hold the paper in place.

I drew flames on a sheet of construction paper. It took seven or eight tries
to get one I was happy with. I cut one out and traced the rest.

Since I used larger containers of candy, I put two flames on each one.

I wrote 'You're a blast!'on the side. (Please excuse my handwriting.)

Here's the finished product.
pink + purple for the girls
blue + green for the boys

I wasn't able to attend the party, but Terri was there. We were the only moms who put in the extra effort with our kid's Valentines. How awesome are we? You can click here to see what she made. Hers are much better than mine. I'm hoping her mad skills will rub off on me one of these days.


Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

Absolutely cute!!!

TLF said...

I loved them.. teachers loved them.. parents loved them.. kiddos loved them; they were a hit!!
Awesome job!

shana said...

I think these are great and I'm sure they were a huge hit with the kiddies.

A Beautiful Life said...

um, ur super more awesome-r than I. store bought cards and candy...hand 'em out kid!! hahaha, sigh...next year i will be more crafty. these turned out cute!!

Macey said...

You crafty bitch!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

So cute! My mom will be thankful that she never had to do this. We bought candy and filled out valentine cards and that was it. Rock on momma well done!!!

Karen M. Peterson said...

Those are super cute! And even further proof that you are one super cool mom!

The Random Blogette said...

These are so adorable and I love Terri's too! We just bought some Valentine's for each of my kids and had them fill them out and that was it. We did get a little crazy though. The boy picked out Mad Libs cards and the girl picked out Hello Kitty with glitter tattoos. That was about the extent of my creativeness!

jennykate77 said...

LOVE those!!! I just made homemade cupcakes. So, you one upped me. I bet the kids loved them. I know Isaiah would. He's all about rockets!

Dana said...

Love 'em!! I am pretty sure I would royally screw up in trying to make something like that. Crafts are so not my thing either! I bet everyone loved them!

Christina said...

So cute! I’m totally going to be the store-bought valentine cards kind of mom.