the be mine project

February 14th, 2012

Asher is really into Valentine’s Day this year. I blame school and also this blues clues Valentine’s Day book we received in a huge box of secondhand books when he was born.

In the book (which is awful by the way) Blue makes cookies for her friends to show them how much she loves them so guess what Asher wanted to do for his friends?

I wasn’t gonna get into all that but Matthew was up for it. With Asher’s love of cooking we thought it would be fun to bake cookies for his class- since Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Tuesday/school day. Not knowing if we’d really feel like doing it in the end, last week I made one of his art projects Valentines because I am a genius always in need of a back up plan.

We had these blank cards so I cut them in half and then cut random heart shapes out of index cards while he was playing with his trains. I stuck tape to the back then Asher stuck all the hearts onto the cards himself.

I laid out red, white and pink paints and he went to town with his little valentine making factory.

He painted every inch of every card and I did that thing where you peel away the heart and it leaves a blank heart underneath. I love how every one came out differently because of all his random paint mixing.

They were really cute! I popped each cookie into a bag and tied the card onto it.

The best part was the fun we had making them and no, I’m not even kidding. I got to do the part I like and Matthew did the part he likes. Asher got to do it all AND give them out. It was a pretty fun way to introduce a fun little holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Entry Filed under: In the family,Just for fun,My little nuggets

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Grandpa P  |  February 14th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Nice Work.

  • 2. Helen  |  February 15th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    You are officially one of the Mom’s that I silently curse when I drop my kid off at school with his store bought cards.

    Also, now I want cookies.

  • 3. Allison Dunmire  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    PROJECT! I love it. The cookies and cards turned out super cute! Fun idea.

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