Creative Corner : DIY Frog Funny Valentines
This year I wanted to do something a little extra special for Luca's Valentines to share at school. His class only has 6 students, so it was the perfect year to go a little overboard.
At a recent trip to Ikea, I found these adorable finger puppets for 99 cents each. I thought the Frog Prince theme would be super cute and easy to come up with a quippy little Valentine's Day saying...boy was I wrong! I pitched a whole bunch of ideas having to do with frogs and kissing and princes and nothing was quite right. :/
While I was searching for the right phrase, I gathered together the supplies we'd need to make the cards. I used Heavy Cardstock, permanent markers, two types of stickers and chocolate lips in addition to the frog puppets.
I cut each sheet of cardstock in half and then used my blade tool to score the paper to create a crisp fold. I decorated the edge of the card and wrote out the saying Luca helped me decide on.
We taped the lips in the right spot and using a hole punch, we threaded some baking twine around the frogs legs and made a bow to hold him in place. What do you get when you kiss a frog prince?
Fly breath! (of course) Can you tell I have a 4 year old boy? He thought it was great. Once we had the cards put together he had a really fun time signing each one and decorating with the heart stickers.
As a bonus, I used these strawberry hearts for an extra small card to give out to teachers and family. You are 'berry' special. Pretty much everyone I showed it to had no idea what I was going for there...oh well. At least the chocolates are really good.
Hope you have a hoppy Valentine's Day!