(DIY Creative) Love

This year I wanted to give my eight-year-old and three-year-old some creative options for their school Valentine exchange. Sure, I could have easily gone to the store and bought a few pre-packaged Valentine’s Day greetings and that would prove to be easy enough. But I want my boys to know they have options when it comes to things like gift giving and holiday greetings. We have plenty of art supplies (and recycled materials) here at home so we don’t always have to go to the store to buy pre-themed greetings. We can make (and say) our own!

What we used:
8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
paper cutter or “Exacto” knife and cutting board (for the adult to use to pre-cut shapes and paper)
rubber stamp and ink pad
stickers

I kept our DIY creative project easy and we had only minor clean-up and recycling to do after we were done. I don’t know if this project was more about making our Valentine’s Day greetings or more about spending some time together. Maybe a little of both.

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Categories: DIY Creative, Inspiration, Parenting, Photography

2 Comments on “(DIY Creative) Love”

  1. Gwen
    February 13, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Such a good mom! Now I feel guilty for picking up the pre-packaged cards on my last trip to the grocery store!

    • February 13, 2013 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks Gwen, that’s sweet of you to say.

      LOL! Don’t feel bad! I almost did the same thing (just as I’ve done so many years before). But this year, I went shopping with my oldest son to look for cards and I was just so uninspired by the selection that I thought why not, let’s make them this year. :)

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

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