In an effort to come through on my promise to update you on our Valentine crafts from this year and last, I’m wrapping up my series of Valentine posts with photos from two projects from last year: a craft I made for the kids’ preschool teachers and Quinn’s simple but cute Valentine cards.
Last year’s holiday season was a little crazy since it was our first one with three little ones. Despite my best hopes, I wasn’t able to put together anything special for the teachers in December, so Valentine’s Day was the perfect opportunity to thank them for the great work they do when things were a little calmer.
I opted to make coffee cup cozies. They are simple to put together and easy to make in bulk, so I was able to make one for each of the boys’ teachers, the teacher assistant, the director, the music and yoga instructor, the enrichment teacher, and the two dedicated art teachers in a couple of evenings.
I included a coffee shop gift card inside the sleeve for the teachers that worked with my kids on a daily basis that I hadn’t even managed to get a small store bought gift in December. They do such incredible work with the kids and absolutely deserved the gesture, small as it was.
I lined the sleeves with a bright red and white dot fabric I had on hand and found little heart buttons that made for a cute latch. The teachers were really pleased with the gifts, which they can hopefully continue to use throughout the year.
We kept Quinn’s cards simple. He was two last year and ready for a hands on project, but nothing that would take too much time or effort. Hand prints are a great go to project for little hands since they are adorable no matter how messy. We added little punched out hearts and a cute message inside, and the cards were done.
That’s it for the Valentine’s blitz this year. Looking forward to gathering ideas for the next time around.