While I was looking at the pre-made selection at our local Tar-je store, I was completely underwhelmed. They were just plain crap. There was not a single gender-neutral-even-sort-of-tolerable Valentine to be had. It was either frilly princess with glitter stickers or flame throwing ninjas with tattoos. Um, I have a 4 year old who goes to school with other 4 year olds and there are boys and girls. Plus, each box comes with about 20 million cards and I needed 16.
After muttering my way out of the store, I resolved to make my own stinkin' Valentines. I quickly rememred an idea from the Preschoolers Busy Book. Take a new dish sponge, cut it into a shape, pour a liberal amount of your color of choice Tempura paint on a paper plate, press said spongy shape into paint, press sponge onto surface of your choice and WA! LA! insta-stamp.
I figure, if a Preschooler can do it, I can do it. I cut a sponge into two different sized hearts, bought some plain greeting cards and cut them in half and stamped my night away. To make them super awesome, I glued little boxes of nerds on there. Then, Lexi signed all 16. All. by. herself.
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