VALENTINE RESCUE

Posted on Feb 12 2014 - 1:57pm by Tammy Smith
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Valentine’s Day is 2 days away??????

In case you are like me and don’t get to watch regular television or listen to adult radio, you may have missed the bombardment of commercials from Hallmark and Pandora alerting you that it is indeed Valentine’s Day THIS FRIDAY! Don’t worry, we have you covered!

Stay Calm and Read On!

A friend of mine…. who shall remain nameless…. reached out to me because she needed a cute and easy Valentine’s Day solution for her toddler’s classroom. She is a hardworking mommy and they have very recently moved. It is an understatement to say her life is busy right now.  Yet, even with all that going on she still really wanted her little man to have something creative to take to his buddies at his new daycare…. such a good mommy! I really am proud to call her my friend.

Here are some ideas I put together for her and because she is also so so smart, she suggested I write a post with all these cute and EASY ideas. (I love it when fellow mommies tell me what they want to hear about or what they need) So if you need a Valentine Rescue…. you have come to the right place.

Here are my Top 8 Adorable Time Saving Ideas:

Disclaimer:  These are not my original ideas and I did not create these ideas -I’m not superwoman after all-  I have simply pulled them from a variety of locations and combined them here for your convenience.(I have given credit to the original sources below.)

Photo Courtesy of www.everyday-reading.com

 Courtesy of www.everyday-reading.com

Chalk It Up (courtesy of Everyday Reading)

       Materials Needed:

  1. Individual Boxes of Chalk                                      
  2. Chalk Paint – small can
  3. Paint Brush

       Overview:

  1. Paint the back of the individual chalk boxes with chalk paint. For faster application, paint the entire box and ignore the little square of paint as pictured.  Apply paint light and evenly- be careful not to saturate box with paint.
  2. Let Dry and Repeat
  3. Write message on back and you’re done!

      For original post from source, click here!

courtesy of http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com

courtesy of http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com

Play It Up (courtesy of Random Thoughts of a Supermom blog)

       Materials Needed:

  1. Individual Containers of Play Doh                       
  2. Card stock
  3. Printer
  4. Glue

       Overview:

  1. Click on printable here, I reformatted her printable because I had trouble with hers.
  2. Print number of labels needed.
  3. Sign child’s name.
  4. Cut in 2″ circles.
  5. Glue to top of Play Doh container and you’re done.

      For original post from source, click here!

 

Courtesy of www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Courtesy of www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Wheely Cute (courtesy of Thirty Handmade Days)

       Materials Needed:

  1. Toy cars      
  2. Card Stock             
  3. Plastic Bags – 6″ or 5″ wide at the top
  4. Printer
  5. Glue

       Overview:

  1. Click here on printable for 6″ label or here for 5″ label.
  2. Print number of labels needed
  3. Sign child’s name
  4. Cut in 2″ circles
  5. Insert goodies into bag and close with printed label and glue, that’s it, you’re done!

      For original post from source, click here!

glowing vdays

courtesy of mommygaga

Leave A Glowing Impression (courtesy of Mommygaga)

       Materials Needed:

  1. Card Stock
  2. Printer
  3. Glow Sticks
  4. Glue

        Overview:

  1. Click here for printable.
  2. Print number of hearts needed
  3. Sign child’s name
  4. Attach arrow parts
  5. Insert glow sticks, you’re done!

       For original post from source, click here!

courtesy of spoonful.com

courtesy of spoonful.com

Pure Gold (courtesy of Every Day Cheer)

 Materials Needed:

  1. Card Stock
  2. Printer
  3. Goldfish packs
  4. Ribbon

          Overview:

  1. Click here for printable.
  2. Print number of labels needed
  3. Attach Ribbon to labels
  4. Tie ribbon with label around the bag, you’re done!

       For original post from source, click here!

courtesy of Brixton Life Blogspot

courtesy of Brixton Life Blogspot

 The “Must” Have Card (courtesy of Brixton Life Blogspot)

    Materials Needed:

  1. Card Stock
  2. Printer
  3. Lollipops
  4. Glue

          Overview:

  1. Click here for printable.
  2. Print number of cards needed.
  3. Attach sucker.
  4. Sign child’s name, you’re done!

       For original post from source, click here!

   

courtesy of spoonful.com

courtesy of spoonful.com

CAPED CUTENESS (courtesy of spoonful.com)

                    Materials Needed:

  1. Card Stock
  2. Tootsie Rolls
  3. Glue

                    Overview:

  1. Click here for printable.
  2. Print number of material needed.
  3. Assemble super hero attachments for each sucker.
  4. Attach sucker.
  5. Sign child’s name, you’re done!

       For original post from source, click here!

 

courtesy of etsy.com

courtesy of etsy.com

FROZEN GREATNESS (courtesy of Etsy.com)

                  Materials Needed:

  1. Card Stock
  2. Plastic Bags
  3. Marshmallows
  4. Pretzel Sticks
  5. Candy Corn
  6. Chocolate Chips
  7. Staples or Glue

                          Overview:

  1. Click here for printable – $5.00 purchase fee
  2. Print number of labels needed.
  3. Insert goodies.
  4. Close with label and you’re done!

       For original post from source, click here!

Of course if the thought of crafty VDAY cards stress you out and leaves you wondering where you will possible fit it into your schedule…. skip it! Go by the store an buy the funnest set you can find and spend some quality time at the kitchen table with your little one deciding which classmate will get each one. Valentine’s Day is all about loving on those special people in our lives, so love on yourself a little and do what’s easiest for YOU! Your child will love the time spent with you regardless of which VDAY card option you choose.

I hope these ideas help those of you that have the time to be crafty! As a tip, some of these ideas can easily be modified for other holidays.

Please drop me a note a let me know if you use any of these ideas and if this made your life a little easier! Your comments are welcome and I would love to hear from you.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tammy

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