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February 12, 2010

Valentine's Monster Box

What fun would Valentine's Day be without a nifty Valentine's Box?? I was so excited when Andy got a special assignment at preschool to use his creativity to make a valentine's box with his Mom. I asked Andy what it was he wanted to make and he told me he wanted a furry green monster with big teeth and big eyes. All we needed was some felt, fun fur yarn, pom-poms, wiggly eyes and pipe cleaners, this is what our creativity came up with:

Two hairy monsters ready for a yummy Valentine's feast! Since Andy's box was such a hit with Luke we had to make him one too. My favorite part was adding little heart and flower jewels as eyelashes (You'll have to click on the picture to really see them).

Andy's teacher laughed when we turned it in and said that she loved it and that I was just like her...."I have to go all out on a project." What can I say...a box covered with paper and hearts just wasn't good enough for me or Andy.

Andy had a blast at his first ever Valentine's party at preschool. His teacher is so sweet, I just love her!
Andy and Luke carry their boxes around the house everywhere like they are their best friends. Luke will ask for a fruit snack but I have to feed it to his monster first. It's funny! I've said it before but holidays bring on such a whole new meaning when you have children. My life feels so fulfilled when I see my boys happy.


Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so adorable you are so creative. I love them

Cal said... Best Blogger Tips

those are soooo cute. you are so talented. I may just copy that for next year.

Sarah Boyce said... Best Blogger Tips

haha! Love it, love it!

Shari said... Best Blogger Tips

Those monster boxes are way too cute!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG these are so adorable. I am always on the look out for new things to do for Valentine's Day. I am on my 24th year of teaching Preschool and am always stumped on what to make anymore. I do have a question I have never seen this yarn before. I did do a web search and saw all the wonderful colors. Exactly how does it come and how did you adhere it to your box to make it look so poofy (is that a word,lol)? Shoe boxes are hard to come by these days so do you think it will work on bags? What are the eyes made out of? Is the box bottom covered with felt? Sorry for all the questions. I love your blog it is a ray of sunshine, thank you for brightening our classroom with your wonderful crafts. God Bless. Mrs. Valerie in sunny So Cal