Valentine’s Day is coming!
Was there ever a more fun day at school than Valentine’s Day?
Decorating those shoeboxes, writing a valentine for all of your classmates, and reading the valentines from your secret admirers… Not to mention the CHOCOLATE!
Something happened a few years ago, and they just don’t make Valentine’s like they used to. They no longer contain the teeny little envelopes. They stink.
I’ve been enjoying all of the professional looking homemade valentines all over Pinterest, so for the second year running, I’ve made my own! It’s inspired by my daughter’s latest obsession, Pokemon! Okay really, I guess they aren’t my own – they are my daughter’s. And someday when she actually shows an interest in making her own crafts, I will totally step aside and let her do it. Until then, let me at em!
I started by printing my valentine onto some thick paper/cardstock. I’ve included a link below so you can print off the valentine for free! This is my first publicized Photoshop project- woohoo! I also used some scissors, packing tape, and a ziploc sandwich bag.
I ordered a bag of assorted Pokemon toys from Amazon. Well, I am told they are Pokemon… The reviews were good, but I guess you get what you pay for! They are perfect for four and five year olds, though.
To attach the little pocket monsters to the valentine, I simply cut off a corner of the sandwich bag. Using the packing tape, I sealed up the side that no longer had a seam, inserted Mr. Chu, and used another piece of packing tape to attach the bag to the valentine.
I love how fun these are! All of my daughter’s friends and teachers will get a fun little toy, and it’s less candy filling those kids with craziness!
And I just can’t get over how happy Pikachu looks to be included in a Valentine!
Here’s a link to a free printable – I’d love to see what you do with it, so please share your results if you use it!
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