Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own.
So Kenzie brought home a paper from school requesting that we send in a Valentine's Day box decorated to collect all of their cards and goodies. Needless to say that this brought back memories of the fun box on my desk filled to the brim with special notes and sweets. So far we've wrapped the box in gift wrap and wrote Mackenzie.
So while we have fun traditional Valentine's cards to give to classmates, since the kids enjoy fortune cookies and the messages inside - we decided to make our own to add as a bonus.
These are simple and quick to make plus you can customize the color to whatever occasion you want. Oriental Trading has all of the necessary supplies (including amazing Unicorn Poop which I've been ordering in bulk for all of my LuLaRoe shipments).
- Rainbow Paper Pack
- Craft Clear Glue Dots
- Drinking Glass [or circle cutter]
- Self-Adhesive Valentine Pearls & Jewels
1. Place a drinking glass on top of the scrapbook paper and trace circles about 3.5 inches in diameter. [I like to just use my circle paper cutter because it's super easy to cut through several sheets at a time. Plus you can make so many different sizes of circles.] Cut the circles out with scissors.
2. Cut out small strips of paper in rectangles and write fun notes or words on them using markers or pens.
3. Turn the sheet of scrapbook paper upside down and place the "note" inside. You can fold or keep straight.
4. Fold the circle in half but don't crease the end. Place a finger in the middle of the crease and gentle press inward. Place a glue dot in the fold and press together to stick.
5. Add some fun jewels and/or pearls to accent.
6. Repeat until your child has a bunch of these for their classmates. Fill a small kraft box with a window with these fortune cookies and tie with twine for them to give to their teacher. You can even mix in real cookies and/or chocolates.
Check out the Valentine's Day Sensory Slime from MomSpotted this week!