It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Valentine’s approacheth

love monsterValentine’s Day is coming, a scant three or so weeks away. I have gathered the supplies I need to make six of these, and that was that, or so I thought.

However, I was shopping on the weekend and found this! How adorable, and really, I think that makes a theme, don’t you? If I can get the local children’s bookstore to order in six copies for me, they’ll get those, too.

So it seems the tots are going to get not one, but TWO Valentine’s gifts this year. Lucky little so-and-so’s.

And ALSO, because for kids of daycare age Valentine’s Day is about family love, not romantic love, they also make cards to give to their parents.

Oh, and their grandparents, too. I am a big fan of grandparents, as they so routinely take in children who are too sick for daycare, but not sick enough for a parent to stay home with them. Or they keep a child home just to play. Or they pop around at a moment’s notice to collect a child whose parent is unavoidably delayed. I love grandparents.

I think all the cards for adults will be on a Monster Love theme. I’ll have to see what I can come up with. Oh, fun! I love holidays that give me a chance to come up with cute crafts that will be loved by all. 😀

January 22, 2013 - Posted by | books, crafts, the cuteness! | , , ,


  1. My Sparks made monster masks a couple of years ago – a piece of fun fur, giant foam balls for eyes (painted whatever colour you want), and felt teeth at the bottom of the fun fur. Add a piece of string & tie it above your eyes like a visor. They turned out really well – and were very individualized – some had 2 eyes, some 3, some 1. Some had one giant tooth, some had a strip of teeth.

    I did monster masks with my guys a few years ago. I’d forgotten about that. Don’t they just love to go roaring around, being all powerful and scary? So much fun!

    Comment by Colette | January 22, 2013 | Reply

  2. Pretty much any paint splotch by any age child can look like a monster once googly eyes are applied. To give it card form, maybe use paper plates for painting. Paint both sides, fold in half and add eyes to the exterior. A tongue would be fun inside, or just the name or some words.

    This is brilliant! I love it, and of course I have googly eyes! Thank you!

    Comment by My Kids Mom | January 22, 2013 | Reply

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