I love what we did SO much and for several reasons. One, they're completely handmade. Two, they're 100% F-R-E-E. Three, they're easy enough that even H and I could do them (albeit over several days). Four, and most importantly, they're downright adorable.
Here are the Valentines we'll be giving the special ladies in H's life:
All I did was give him a white piece of construction paper to paint. We stuck the paintbrush in a mix of white and red, then random splotches of magenta which ultimately gave for mostly pink
Anyhoo, I love that this art was free form and simple. The only instruction he needed was "here's some paint, go at it!" He's still not great at taking directions, so the fact that I took what he created and made it into something practical is pretty rad. Oh, and it has a total Eric Carle vibe to it, which I absolutely adore.
In that last picture you'll also notice a rainbow heart stack. We started with this tutorial and simplified it to only a few colors. Simply put, I cut down a diaper box into 1", 2", 3", 4" and 5" squares, had him paint them, cut them into hearts and glued them together. Then, I punctured holes on the top and strung them with some kitchen twine, and ta-da! Cute little decoration and gift in one.
So, that's it! Cards and hanging hearts, but they were made with pudgy little fingers and love.
Did you make anything homemade to celebrate V-Day? Food? Gift? Do tell!
(I'll be back tomorrow with my clean eating challenge. Half way, folks!)