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Feb142012

star wars valentine

One last valentine for 2012. Though my daughter Bee, who is in kindergarten, can't wait to pass out her fan valentine's at school. My son "C", who is in second grade this year, decided that fans were too "girly" for him to pass out at school. While perusing the candy options at our local party store, we came up with this more manly Star Wars option.

Slits are cut into the card with an X-acto knife and pixi stix inserted to make light sabers (and secured with a little piece of tape on the back).  C was very pleased with the results. Happy Valentine's Day!

(Many folks have asked for a printable for these, but I can't give you one without breaking all sorts of copyright laws in the process. I know people do it all the time in blogland, but I can only provide templates or downloads for artwork I've created myself. I hope you understand.)

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These are terrific! My son would have loved to give or receive these; definitely a winner.

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commentermeg

THIS IS AWESOME. Thanks for sharing!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Genius! My little girl brought store-bough Harry Potter valentines to school. She would definitely dig these!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenni Bailey

Genius! My little girl brought store-bough Harry Potter valentines to school. She would definitely dig these!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenni Bailey

Genius! My little girl brought store-bough Harry Potter valentines to school. She would definitely dig these!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenni Bailey

Super cool Brooke! I vote for more manly Valentine ideas :) Hope you and your family have a fun day today!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelli ronci

I love your ideas!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commentermegan

so great. love it!
happy valentines!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commentermer

this is totally up our alley - I will be co-opting this one for next year... thanks Brookiexoxoxo

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

Holy cow. How clever! My son would LOVE this.

Super cute Brooke! Loved the fans too! Cambria was very excited about hers.

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

your kids craft ideas mostly look fabulous, but leave little room for the childs imagination or creativity. it seems you mostly prepare the craft and then have them add something slight to it. have you considered letting them have more freedom, or is perfection magazine appeal more of an importance when it comes to crafting for you?

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commenterash

This is so fun! Liam would love it, he is Star Wars obsessed!

02.15.2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Thanks for your ideas, my guys aren't big star wars fans yet, but *I* think the light sabres are great! Both my first grader and 3 year old used your heart guy PDF for their valentines, and I loved their ways of personalizing each. Some ideas are so cute as a one or two item thing, but if a child has to do 20, it quickly becomes tooooo much, even writing their name gets to be a lot by #15. The heart guy worked well for us this year. THANKS!

02.15.2012 | Unregistered Commentermeanders

Seriously awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! I pinned it for inspiration for next year.

02.15.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten W.

ash needs to be nice. super cute boy v'tine!

02.16.2012 | Unregistered Commenternattie

so great - my son would love these! great favours for a star wars party too! x

02.17.2012 | Unregistered Commenterbelinda

Brilliant! Really fun idea. Thanks!

Clever idea!!

02.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisette Wolter

that is so awesomely cute! haha

02.21.2012 | Unregistered Commenterreview

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