Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Shtuff.

I promised to show our Valentine "boxes" (that aren't actually boxes at all) that the boys helped me make for their party this Friday with the homeschool group.  Now that they are finished and my creative juices started flowing, I had other ideas that I wish I had thought of first.  (Like covering the entire canister with brown paper and cutting out  individual Scooby's.  I would have liked to have a brown velvety ribbon or maybe strips of faux leather for the handle, instead of the red ribbon I found in my Christmas stash.  The possibilities are endless, of course!

Sticking a mouse through the slots in the lid.
Cover the canister in mod podge.  Apply whatever decorations you want and cover everything with 2 coats of mod podge, letting it dry between coats.

We also finished our mousy valentines to pass out.  I found this idea at the family fun website and changed it a little to suit my little guy's abilities to assemble.  You can see what we used here.

The body of the mouse is a white heart folded in half.  

1 comment:

Brittany Engebretsen said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! What cute, creative ideas! I'm sure the group loved them!