Friday, February 10, 2012

Hot Glue Friday: Valentines!

I wanted to tell you guys all about RB's naked day of destruction this week, but as nothing has changed around here (no Captain, no tutor) and it's been a crazy few days, I haven't gotten to it yet. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I did manage to complete another simple craft which I thought I'd share.

As Firstborn has not yet started complaining about my homemade valentines and asked me to buy him nice, socially acceptable, mass-produced Disney-themed ones from the store, I have continued to make them every year. With his help, of course.

This year, since his classroom teacher is also a music teacher, I went with a theme I thought would be appropriate. And since I've been fighting down the urge to run out and buy more craft supplies, having a mountain of  supplies here already, I looked around the house to see what was available.

For a long while now, my kids have been particularly careless with CD's and DVD's. As a result, we had a pile of scratched-up useless ones that, for one reason or another, didn't end up in the garbage. So I collected up the 19 I needed to be passed around his classroom, painted them with dollar-store black acrylic paint and made up some circular labels in my paint program to go on either side. Firstborn and I affixed the circles with a little glue and a brad in the middle, stuck stickers on one side and a roll of Rockets on the other, and voila!

My apologies for the fuzzy picture. I'm not kidding when I say it's been a bad week!

A music-themed valentine made of some junk I found around the house and a few bits and pieces from my craft pile! This of course leaves us with only one question. Will one third-grader in that class have ever even seen a vinyl record album?

I'm sure the teacher will appreciate it.

7 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The kids will be clueless about vinyl and if the teacher's a youngster, so will she! But it's a fab idea nevertheless.

Granny Bob said...

You are amazing! What a good idea,hope all the kids enjoy them. Here is hoping you have a better week with RB next week if you need anything call!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I was hoping you'd have a new tutor by now. I know you are beginning to feel a little unwound right about now, but hang in there girl. You seem to have nerves of steel! Love the idea for the cd's. I have several lying around here that I have planned to alter too. I was thinking flowers, but your idea is so creative! Well done!

Janine said...

Hey girl!!! I have lots of vinyl records!! That just goes to show how old I am.

Hope you have a great weekend!! Put one of those 45's on for the kids and you will have them eating out of the palm f your hand!!!

In Real Life said...

Those are really cool Valentine's! :)

Melanie said...

i think the best ones are the ones that are handmade, it shows thought and care. I on the other hand have not been as awesome as you. my girl took in gumi treats with to and from on them!

Nezzy said...

I have a trunk filled with old albums from the 70's on...

Yep, I am that old!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day sweetie.

God bless and have a peaceful evenin'!!!