Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day boxes

The kids and I spent this past weekend working on their Valentine's Day boxes for school. We knew we wouldn't really have any time during the week, so spent a big chunk of Sunday getting them done.

Connor, of course, went for a monkey theme! (monkeys and vines scattered on the back and both sides, with a bunch of hearts covering the very top section)
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After all our hard work, we found out he didn't actually NEED a box (they decorated paper sacks in class to use instead), but we still had fun making it together!

Emily really wanted to use the oatmeal container, so we dumped out the remaining oatmeal into a Ziploc bag and got busy decorating
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Jared's class was given the task of creating a Valentine's Day box with at least three moving parts. Jared really wanted to make a castle, so we wrapped a Costco sized cereal box and a Costco sized Instant Breakfast box in white butcher paper, and got to work turning them into a castle
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Moving Part #1: An alligator "swims" back and forth in the moat with the help of a pull-string
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Moving Part #2: Another alligater swims around in circles on a brad
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Moving Part #3: The flag raises and lowers on the flag pole
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Moving Part #4: The drawbridge opens and closes
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We had a really good time crafting together, and the kids had fun showing off their creations. They had even more fun bringing the boxes home loaded with cards and treats!


Kaci said...

Those are fabulous!!

Betsy said...

You have to be one of the coolest moms EVER! Love them. =)