Miss M was disappointed that she didn’t get to make valentines like N did. And since there were only 3 teacher gifts to make (as opposed to almost 20 kid valentines) that would work much better for her small attention span. Poor girl, she is like her mom. I don’t get distracted easil… OOOOH look a fabric store!!!!!
The kids and I had already decided what gift we were going to make for the teachers over the weekend. I printed out the labels. And M and I got started cutting. She was soooooo proud to use Mommy’s crafting tools.
But it takes a lot of muscle when you are trying to save time and make multiple cuts at one time. Look at that determination!
I found these super cute heart buckets at the party supply store. Into the buckets went a sleeve of graham crackers, 2 chocolate bars, and two big handfuls of homemade marshmallows. Of course you could use store bought, and it would be a great gift, but the whole family pleaded with me to make homemade this weekend. So the timing was perfect to use the homemade ones.
Finally a bit of clear cello wrap to make sure nothing falls out en route and some bakers twine to raise the adorable factor just a little more.
We repeated the process for N’s teacher, but we used a plain red bucket (N’s choice) instead.
I am super happy with how they turned out. And so was Miss M. She brought the finished product to everyone in the house so they could see her handiwork.
I did find this idea on a pin, but it was uploaded by the pinner, and she doesn’t have a blog published. I can’t give credit in a block link, but here is her pin.
Only one more valentine post for this year – Valentine dinner. Usually we do a super special family dinner. This year I was hoping to have a double double fondue dinner: two different cheese fondues and two different dessert fondues. However neither of the mini-Steams are all that excited about that idea. Sniff, sniff. So its back to the
drawing board cook books for me!