I am so glad we finally finished Avinash's class Valentine's. Of course, we had to make them instead of buy them. My craft stash is just way too big not to. Plus, Avinash loves doing projects together with a passion and it has been a while since I made time for us to do one together.
Nandini helped too. She would stamp something on a tag, run to the couch, lay down for five seconds and come running back. And repeat. She made her best friend Katie a card over and over again and none for anyone else in her class.
Avinash and I spent a long time brainstorming about what type of cards to make. I made a few paper berry baskets. We thought about paper airplanes and paper prize medallions but the ideas never really came together. On a whim I grabbed a bunch of stirrer sticks from Starbucks on our last Target run.
I just love the ideas of arrows (as you can see in Avinash's birthday party decorations this year) and realized I could easily tie it into Valentine's Day.
I have a ton of leftover feathers from a custom Etsy order I made a while back. The kids love to play with them and these feathers somehow find their way all over the house. So, basically I jump at any chance to use them up.