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Sunday, February 14, 2010

a pretty flock of valentines

this was amanda's last year to hand out valentines at school. usually, i just go to the store and let her pick out some box of already to go, sign your name on the back, valentines. but, this year i thought we would make some cute crafty ones. she needed 24 valentines for her class. so it took us awhile and we were ready to be done by the end, but we had fun making these cute butterfly valentines.

first we cut out 48 hearts for the wings of the butterflies
then we taped two pieces of gum together with two pieces of licorice in the middle for antennas.

then we attached the wings to the gum body with a heart sticker

very cute! the valentine and the girl!

the finished product

what a pretty flock of valentines!



39 comments:

Mich said...

Cute idea!

Happy Heart DAy!

Mocha Momma said...

Happy Valentine's Day!! Very cute valentine's. We used to make and send a lot of valentines, but now we just give friends some candy and mail cards to our family & friends.

I love Valentine's Day!

Have fun, Nannette

rcubes said...

It may seemed time consuming but I'm sure everyone was blessed to receive those cute "butterflies" with some chewy goodies right on the middle!

Happy "love" day to you sister and may you have the best Valentine's with your DH and the rest of your family as well. Stay warm in the Lord's love. Blessings and love.

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great idea. Those turned out adorable.
Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Such a good mom and patient daughter! A memory to last a lifetime...

Keep making them.

peace~elaine

Pam D said...

I love your new blog look! And, I love these valentines... what a cute and sweet way to "celebrate" another milestone of growth! It's so wonderful that you're there to celebrate them right alongside your kids; time flies, and you can't get those days, weeks, months, and years back! Great job, y'all!

SusanD said...

Those are beautiful Valentine cards. Such a precious memory. I see you've changed your blog look. I looks good. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Loren said...

They are darling!!! What a way to go out with a bang! She will remember these ALWAYS!! I was sharing with MIMI that this was my first year NOT to have to do Valentines cards for the class or attend a Valentine party at the school! It was soooo sad *sniff sniff* Hate that my kids are growing up and it is all way toooo fast!

Happy Valentines Day my friend

Lisa said...

What a neat idea and very cute, too! Love your new layout, by the way!

laura Brown said...

Great idea and so cute!

Shirl said...

Oh, these are such special Valentine cards!!! Cute and creative idea!!!

Just Breathe said...

They came out so cute.
Happy Valentine's Day

Kristin said...

Those are so adorable!!! I love them. What a cute idea.....I might have to "borrow" that idea for next year! :D

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Mom of Many said...

You are so creative. I would have never to do something like that!

Bridget said...

What a cute idea! They turned out great!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word! That is such a creative idea! I just love it! I am visiting from Pam's Life by the creek blog tonight. Nice to meet you! I love your Valentines : )

Andrea said...

Love them. Very creative!!
Hugs, andrea

Mags said...

LOVE this!!! So creative...and fun for the kids to make!

Nel said...

How cute are those! I love 'em. Making memories, I remember helping my daughter with hers. She will be 28 this year, it's been a long time! They grow up so fast! By the way, love the new look!

until next time... nel

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Love that idea! Might steal it next year!!! Thanks for the tip. Sorry I have been so absent! Hope to catch up this week!

sister sheri said...

What fun! Happy Valentine's Day!

Adeye said...

How absolutely wonderful. Such a cute idea.

Shana said...

Oh how cute!! What a great idea!

HappyascanB said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

I love finding new ways to say Happy Valentine's day, I might have to try this one with the preschool kids. Very cute.
Enjoy your week,
Susan

Lisa said...

those are adorable! Great job!! I love your blog look...I love how it goes all the way to the edges on the side, and your posting space is so huge, allowing for large photos...I need to figure out how to do this!!

Saleslady371 said...

She's a cutie! She did a great job.

LisaShaw said...

WOW! Very nice and creative!

Heart2Heart said...

Christie,

These are adorable and so much better than the store bought kind anyway! I only wish I had read this earlier but I can save the idea for next year.

You know my youngest daughter's class was the only one in the whole school that didn't have a Valentine's day party? What's up with that?

Please make sure to stop by my blog today to enter a great giveaway.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Cassie said...

Wow, those turned out great! She put a lot of time and effort into those. She must be proud of her work!

Tara said...

I can certainly see how that would take a while but I bet the kids liked getting a 'different' Valentine along with the gum!!!!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

What a great idea! Those turned out great! I've just found your blog and I think it's just beautiful! So glad i visited!

I'm your newest follower!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Those are TOO cute and so is Amanda! Isn't it sad when they start experiencing their 'lasts' as kids? My middle daughter is graduating from high school this year and I'm really not liking these 'lasts'. (i.e. last football game, last marching competition, last Christmas concert, last prom, etc.) I know it is all a part of growing up but I'm not ready for another one of my chickies to leave the nest just yet. :*( Time just flies too darn fast, ya know?

Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by again and again. I always love to see your name pop up. It brings a smile to my face.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Teresa <><

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh dear Christy,
This is such a lovely post with all the pictures. I am sure that Amanda loved every minute of it with you by her side doing the giveaways with her. Such a bright idea!

It is a memory that she'll never forget.

Love
Lidj

bluecottonmemory said...

Do you have any great "boy" ideas? If I start gearing my innver motivational mama up now, I could be ready to produce such a beautful flock of butterfly for next year? You are one awesome, amazing, energetic mama!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Those are so fun!! What a great idea!!

septembermom said...

Very cute way of sharing Valentine love! So nice.

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Following from Follow Friday, looking forward to your posts:)

Great Valentines!

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