Earlier this week we tackled a quick little craft that we used for Valentine's Day but could really be used any time depending on what shapes you make at the end. I took some crayons that were past their prime, peeled them and then used a crayon sharpener to get shavings.
I set up the ironing board in the kitchen with pieces of wax paper on it and then let them sprinkle the shavings on however they liked.
After they had sprinkled to their heart's content I put an additional piece of wax paper on top, covered that with a piece of scrap paper (I used a magazine page) and then ironed on top.
I used a non-steam setting and just moved quickly making sure that wax didn't seep out onto the board (you could always put paper down underneath to protect your ironing board... I just didn't think that far ahead).
We let them cool for a few minutes and then the kids cut hearts out of their creations and we taped them up in a window.
It was hard to grab a good picture of how pretty they were since the sun was shining straight in this window - but they really are neat.
We loved how some of them had bubbles in them and next time we make these we'll probably leave a little more open space to see what happens.
A couple of weeks ago I shared a TON of free printable Valentine's and ideas of little treats to put with them HERE, but when I sat down this past weekend to ask the boys what they wanted to pass out it was unanimous - Pokemon! This was convenient considering I don't know anything about or understand Pokemon in the least :)
I racked my brain and came up with an idea that worked for both of the boys and y'all... they FLIPPED they were so excited!!!
I made this little card (you can right click and save it and then have it printed anywhere in 4x6 format - I printed mine at Sam's Club for about $0.12 each)...
...and then ordered this package of 144 Pokemon figurines for under $20. There were enough for both boys to give all of their classmates 3 each and then they made extras for friends who aren't in their classes. I also picked up these cellophane bags and then we were ready to go!
I was skeptical about the little figures, but they were actually way better than I anticipated. They arrived the day after I ordered them (YAY!) and the boys had so much fun picking out which ones to give to each of their friends.
I actually ordered another package to split up and give them for Valentine's Day because they loved them so much.
They wrote their names on the front under the "from," and then wrote each of their classmates names on the back.
To put them together I folded down the bag and stapled it shut and then placed the folded card on top and put a staple on either side. DONE!
If you have a Pokemon lover in your house these may fit the bill for Valentine's or even a birthday party favor. So easy and cute!
Happy Wednesday, Friends!
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