Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Box & Cards

I loved making Valentine boxes when I was a kid and this was my first chance to do it--I mean, help do it-- as a parent. I spent a lot of time searching the internet looking for good ideas but found nothing. I finally came up with a heart-robot-guy-thing and after I explained to Chloe how the arms would be crazy straws and the cards would go through his mouth and feathers and foam and tp rolls, etc., she said, "I was thinking a school bus. Ya know, cuz its school."
Oh.
I could have saved myself a lot of time if I would have just asked her if she had any ideas. I didn't have a problem letting go of my robot idea. I liked the school bus idea (not so much the logic behind it--kinda like how she thinks "cutey" and "fluffy" are perfect pet names).
Dan constructed the bus out of a Capri Sun box. I wrapped it. Dan drew the lines. I made the 'Love' sign, Chloe added stickers and jewels and glitter glue and gold marker.
The back doors opened for emergency exit of the cards.

I made a card out of a photo taken of Chloe last month. We taped them to Capri Suns.
p.s. I hate that she has to be Chloe L. but I can't convince her to change her name.

13 comments:

Kristin said...

THat is so stinkin cute Katie!! I love that Fred is driving the bus!!

Bonnie and Kirk said...

You are so creative! I sent in x-men cards that you buy at walmart and a rice chex box.

Tresa Fowler said...

That is great!; so cute and creative. I need to steal some Valentine ideas from you. I'm crazy with birthdays in February so Valentines just seems to come and go. I'll keep the bus box in mind for next year.

ChanellR said...

Chloe's school bus is rockin'- seriously with Fred as the bus driver...AWESOME.
AND Annie and Kate LOVED Valentine's day at preschool. You win the cool mom award. again. Just glad you live close so my kids can reap the rewards of having such cool cousins.

Em-Cat said...

I love the bus. And the cards are awesome! I totally forgot about Valentines boxes. OOOhhh! I'm excited for my kids to have to make one!

P.S. I saw our old Zone Leader Elder Engh a few weeks ago - Finally! I've been married to his cousin for almost 3 years. He hasn't changed a bit.

ferardandy said...

genius!!! those boxes are so cute. and the valentines.

angieray@Verizon.net said...

Great idea Katie, make sure that Fred just drives the rig & doesn't crawl underneath to repair it.Maybe you can put our V cards in the bus.We traced the package(cards & gifts enclosed)we were told that it was delivered,but would like to have delivery OK'd.
Love,Hugs,& Kisses to Ya'll.
Great Grammy & Great Pepe LaRiviere

angerine said...

I support the decision to send the annoying-as-hell Taylor Swift to the back of the bus, Grammy awards notwithstanding.

k8theriver said...

thanks, everyone.
em- i always like engh.
angie- ha ha. is she annoying? i don't know. chloe, of course, likes what she hears on the radio.

Heath said...

For Heaven's sake...very cute but I DO like your robot idea....maybe Fred will go for it.

Em-Cat said...

You're on K8. If I lose my 1st 10 lbs before you lose your last then I'm definitely holding you to sending me something in the mail (as long as it's not anthrax). But if I lose and you win, I'm sending you something. You're going DOWN GIRL!

Cyndi Rella said...

Good job mom! I think you are up for mother of the year.

Angie & Ray-Grammy & Pepe said...

Dearest Katie,Dan,Chloe,Stella & Fearless Fred.
Love all the photos(especially the Trinity & their stuffed animals)We ,as always,are impressed with our kids,their kids,& their kids kids.Missed your Blog(since the 12th)Love Ya'll.miss Ya'll,hugs & kisses to Ya'll.
Great grammy,& great Pepe LaRiv