Have A Ball Valentines.

I love these valentines for four reasons.

1. they were simple
2. they were inexpensive
3. they do not involve candy
4. Owen loves them


Yesterday Owen + I spent the afternoon creating these beauties for his little classmates.  And when I say "Owen + I", I mean we did every step of this project together.  He helped pick out the balls at the dollar store (they came in a pack of three), he helped design the card (thus the slightly off centered "this"), he chose the fonts (from the options I gave him), he stapled the cards to the bags.  Oh, and of course he wrote his cute name.



I had all of the supplies on hand (except for the balls.) You can find cellophane bags at most craft stores, I'm pretty sure I bought these from my sister in law when she used to sell Stampin' Up.  They were the perfect size.  All in all, I think these are about as spot on for a five year old valentine as they get. 

Up tomorrow: check out what Abby's been creating for her class.


44 comments:

  1. love this. what a fabulous idea. i have a feeling these are going to be a big hit with his little friends!

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  2. Those are adorable! I have a feeling they are going to be a hit with every child in his class.

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  3. how fun. i third that those are going to be a hit! they turned out cute.

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  4. this is exactly what I was looking for today. I needed a good idea for a boy Valentine. Thanks!!

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  5. So cute! I'm not sure what I am going to do this year. But I only have ONE class to do! Wooohooo! I do have to come up with something different though, I think I have done laminated book marks for the last several years. :)

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  6. Such a cute idea! And I love that he signed his name. Too cute.

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  7. excellent idea for a little boy valentine :) i am most definitely bookmarking this for future reference.

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  8. Perfect for boys! Thanks for such a wonderful idea...especially during a creative dry spell.

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  9. Oh my goodness....that is a brilliant idea! Absolutely brilliant! (how I wish I had a creative mind like yours!)

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  10. Super cute idea! And the kids will love them too!

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  11. this is so fun and cute! i have a confession... i bought crappy premade valentine cards at the store this morning. (gasp!) the valentine party is tomorrow. i am now calculating whether I have time to copy you and make these...

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  12. Those are fantastic, especially since they don't involve candy!'

    Great job Owen!

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  13. LOVE this!! Now I just need a five year old.

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  14. love this idea! we did play-dohs this year, but next year, these. :)

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  15. Perfect- and something I may even be able to replicate by Thurs...maybe!

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  16. i'm LUVIN' how unique & fun this is!
    not to mention that owen got to do so much of it. you are a great mom!

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  17. This is the cutest idea! I will have to remember this for when I have kids (waaaay down the road still, haha). And that's great that Owen got to help out...makes it that much more special!

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  18. This is so genius and unique! I LOVE it! :D

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  19. The kids will love these. And the parents will love you for not giving more candy. Nicely done.

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  20. Shoot. You just reminded me that I have to get something put together for Jack to take to preschool on Thursday. Wow, I am way behind.

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  21. Such a perfect idea for 5 year olds!

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  22. I love that he decided to write the e in his name backwards one time. What a cute idea!

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  23. thanks for the great idea! You are so creative.

    http://breehesterphotography.com/blog/2010/02/mine/have-a-ball-this-valentines-day/

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  24. This is SUCH a good idea for boys or smaller kids because it's not lovey dovey...just fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I am so making these for both my boys valentine's this year. I already purchased the supplies off ebay. Thanks so much for the great unique idea!

    Jess

    www.jessmead.com

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  26. Thank you for this fabulous idea! We made these (times three) at our house last week and the kids headed off to school this morning so excited. I posted your link on my organization blog and just wanted to thank you so much!

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  27. This is such an adorable idea. I'm sure the kids were excited. I'll use this sometime. I'm a new follower and I know I'll enjoy this blog.

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  28. These are adorable and my little Owen would have loved doing this too. Will have to remember this for next year! Thanks for sharing. I came over from Macs blog :)

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  29. I love this idea for my son's valentines this year! Any chance that they are printable?

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  30. Gorgeous! I made some s'mores baggies for teachers at Christmas but I love that these are sweet free!

    I echo the question about this being a printable ;)

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  31. can you share where your cute balls came from? I'm only finding pink ones in this quantity and this large.

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  32. Seema,
    I purchased the balls from the dollar store. THat might be a good place to check. Good luck!

    xo.
    Danyelle

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  33. My girls are making these this year! FYI, if you're looking for balls, our Old Navy has an awesome large bouncy ball machine in the middle of the children's area. The girls had THE BEST time standing there putting in quarter after quarter and seeing which ball would come out! They are bright and colorful and 4 for $1 rather than 3 for $1 at the Dollar Tree!

    And Dandee, I wanted you to know that this inspired my baby boy's valentine last year. He and his little friends were too small for bouncy balls, but we made a clipart "Have a Ball" valentine and attached it to the top of individal applesauce cups! As always, thanks for the inspiration!

    http://crayonwishesandpopsicledreams.com/applesauce-or-fruit-cup-valentines/

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  34. found this on Pinterest and just finished the Valentine's for my kids classes! I love that I'm not giving candy and the kids love love love the fun bouncy balls. Great idea - thank you!!

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  35. Thanks for the idea! This will be perfect for the Mommy and Me class I take my boys to. They always love playing with the bouncy balls the teacher puts out!

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  36. These are great! Love this idea for my son's Valentine's.

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  37. Super cute idea! I linked you in my post today.

    http://www.megryansmom.com/2013/02/classroom-valentines.html

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  38. Do you have a printable template for this? Love it!

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  39. Love this idea. Do you have a printable for this? Thanks!

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  40. Do you a printable template of the card that you can e-mail to me? ginagte@hotmail.com

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