Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ainsley's colourful Valentines

This year for Ainsley's class we wanted to do something a little different. So after seeing this post on Frugral Family Fun I knew we HAD to do heart shaped recycled crayons :)

So I went to the Dollarama in search for a heart shaped baking pan and found this silicon mold

...and because I can't ever walk into a dollar store and ONLY spend one dollar I also spotted these Princess & Spiderman Silly Bands (they are ALL about the Silly Bands right now lol)

I already had a package of glitter paper in my scrapbooking supplies (ask how many scrapbooks I've finished...I dare ya! lol)  and it is conveniently all pink and red (I knew it would be really cute to use someday)  so with this we're going to use our heart cookie cutter as a stencil to make the cards....but what we are stumped on is a catchy Valentine rhyme or message....What should we write on the cards besides the usual ol'faithful  BE MINE??


I was thinking something "colourful" (because of the crayons)  would be cute...but what ??  Any suggestions???

For her Teacher and TA,  we bought a couple of cute containers and plan to fill them with this great hot chocolate mix I found on Lovin My Little Ladies  ...we thought their cards would stay something like " Teacher you warm my heart!  Happy Valentines Day!" ...but we're open to suggestions on that one too :)

Are you doing Valentines this year?  What are your plans, craft ideas etc?


  1. Okay, I have to ask, how many scrapbooks have you finished? Tee hee!

    Thanks for the mention. :D. I'm going to grab your button.

  2. I just posted our valentines too! I will need to save the idea of heart shaped crayons for a few years down the road, but it sounds adorable!

  3. lol I have finished 1 scrapbook for my own kids (Ainsley's 4th Birthday ~Buccaneer Bash) and 2 mini-birthday books for my niece. LOL ...I have 4-5 containers "organized" to start both girls baby books (they are 6 and 3 already :o) and several christmas's ...and birthdays... and vacation...BUT nothing in a book ...I can't start one and not finish it all at once and I never seem to have time, space & patience all at the same time ...but I ALWAYS find time to buy more supplies LOL

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one so far behind on my scrapbooking. As for your colorful Valentine message, how about: "You color my world" ?

  5. I love this! I'm so pumped for Valentine's day :)


  6. These are awesome! What a cool Valentine's Day idea!

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  9. I have no inspiration this year ! Ahhh
    Love your ideas.
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  10. I love the recycled crayons idea!!!

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  11. I love those recycled crayons! What a great way to use broken crayons to make something crafty and green.

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  12. Hi there!
    I am a teacher and always looking for great, easy crafts to do with my class. Love this one! I am your newest follower from the Follow Me, I'm Canadian hop. Have a great day!

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  14. How about "you color my world!"

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  16. love the recycled crayons... i looked through the ideas i have saved and found 2 sayings.
    1. have a colorful Valentine's day
    and 2. for "crayon" out loud. Have a Happy Valentine's day...
    don't know if that helps or not. haha.
    thanks for sharing!
    jen :)


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