The things you will need:
- Suckers (Found at CVS, only because we happen to be there, but you can find them anywhere)
- Stiff Felt (I got them at Michael's by the other soft felt, I sort of had to hunt around, but it really is in the same racks as the soft felt, just have to look and feel everything.)
- Print Outs, found here
- X-Large Circle Punch (At Michael's it was $16.99, but I used a 40% off coupon)
- Hole Punch (not pictured)
- Glue Gun (not pictured)
- Blank piece of paper (to create a template, not pictured)
Put your sucker on your blank piece of paper, you're going to need to create a cape template
After I took the picture, I thought it would be easier to do it in the upper left corner.
Actually truth be told, after I took this picture and cut it out, it was the wrong size, so I had to do another one.
Cut out cape template
Note: The OCD in me really wanted to make it even, so after Baby Fox cut it out, I actually folded it in half and then trimmed the sides so that they were even.
Put cape template on stiff felt and cut out. I do not have a light colored fabric pencil (actually I do, but didn't want to use it and have those lines on the cape), so I just started cutting.
Use your hole punch to make a hole at the top of the cape
The kid loved using the whole punch.
Note: Apparently we don't own a regular hole punch, so my three ring one had to do, I would not suggest it, you can't see anything when using that thing!
Get to use that circle punch I've always wanted to get, but never had a reason to get one until now. This part was Baby Fox's favorite, he kept saying "easy peasy"
Glue the logo onto the cape.
Attach the cape to the sucker and add a ribbon, so the cape doesn't fall off (wouldn't want that to happen, that would just be embarrassing)
Using that hole punch again, put two holes in the label
Add your name on the back, so people know who gave it to them and attach to the sucker
Step 10 (optional)
Add a dab of glue to attach the label. Some of our labels were twisting so I glued some of them down.
Repeat for the rest of the suckers
|The printer I used was out of colors, so the green turned out blue and the red turned out pink. I figured a bunch of 3/4 year olds wouldn't really know the difference.|
Baby Fox loved doing these and even though it took me a little longer to get them done, they were super easy! In all honesty you could have used the soft felt and no ribbon or the hard felt with ribbon, whatever your budget allows!
We also, and when I saw we, I really mean I was in charge of bringing some fruit for the kids. So I sent Mr. to the store to find a cute container and he delivered the cutest holder.
So cute right? It's a cupcake paper, although it's a little thicker than a normal wrapper, I wasn't sure if the paper would hold up against the fruit, so I cut out some wax paper to put in it.
Then I cut some strawberries in heart shapes...okay, fine I really just cut the stem off, but instead of cutting straight off I cut it off in a "V" shape. Added a few raspberries and I'm done. Super easy and cute healthy snack for the kids. Cause I figure I can balance the sugar from the suckers with just natural sugar in the fruit, haha.
Have you done any Valentine's this year? Link them below!
This is the first year I've made actual Valentine's something, previous years I've just done cards.
Linking up with Treat Yo Self Thursday and Wake Up Wednesday