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Friday, January 31, 2014

Got any soccer fans?  Need some valentines?
Here's a quick soccer valentine to print out and make yourself.




Stop by the Dollar Store to pick up these fun chocolate soccer balls.
(The Dollar Tree has them packaged in a heart--12 balls in a package.)

Or order these USToy Soccer Balls Party Favors 



Print out the soccer valentine printable.


Click here to print your own.
Trim cards and tape on a soccer ball candy.
 



You can even tie one of these to a fun soccer toy.
Perfect for my soccer-lovin' niece!



TIME TO GUESS!
All week long I've given my son different valentine options to choose from.  Today is the final option.
Are you ready to make a guess?

Which valentine do you think my 11 year old son will choose to hand out to his class?


Will it be...

Option 1:   Popping Valentine


OR

Option 2:   Pirate Valentine
 OR

OR
Option 4:   Cheesy Valentine


OR
Option 5:  Soccer Valentine
 

Click here to see the winner.




 




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Thursday, January 30, 2014



Yes, I will admit it. 
Valentines can be a little cheesy. 
So, why not state the obvious?


Plus...who doesn't like cheese? 


Today is the 4th valentine option I gave my son.
(I actually have one more option for tomorrow.)
And then it's time to choose.

Have you been following along this week to see my son's choices?
Scroll to the bottom of post to catch up.




Most kids like Cheez-It's or cheese sticks. 
This could even be a healthy valentine--gasp! 
(Extra point for mom!)


Print out cards and trim edges.
Attach to cheese snack with festive washi tape.


You could even trim off the excess card
 and tape on a cheese wedge-shaped greeting.

A few of my friends asked for valentines that don't use colored ink.
These work nice with black ink on yellow cardstock.


This valentine could even be attached to a fancy cheese gift for the teacher.
 

 
Click here to print your own Cheesy Valentines.

Here's my source for individual packages of Cheez-Its:
(affiliate link to help you locate products)
Cheez-It Crackers, Original, 1.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 36)




Do you think my son will choose these valentines to hand out to his class?  There's no pink, red, hearts or mushy valentine greeting...


There's also no candy. Hmmm???  Will no candy ruin this valentine?  I guess I could look for candy in the shape of cheese? Stay tuned.










***Have you been following along this week with our Boy Valentines?  Try to guess which valentine my 11 year old son will choose to hand out to his class.

Option 1:   Popping Valentine


Option 2:   Pirate Valentine



Option 3:   'Toad'ally Hoppin' Valentine


Option 4:   Cheesy Valentine



Option 5:  Kickin' Soccer Valentine










Click here to see the winner.



Looking for more valentine ideas?

Click here for my A to Z Valentine Printables.  26 Days of Valentines--one for each letter of the alphabet.


Click here to see my Valentine Vault.  All valentines on michellepaigeblogs.

**This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are mine.




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Wednesday, January 29, 2014



It's a week of Boy Valentines.

Monday I shared: Popping Valentines
Tuesday I shared: Pirate Valentines

and today it's all about toads and frogs!
(It's a bit random, trust me...I know.)


I've asked my blog readers to view my simple valentine creations and try to guess which valentine my 11 year old son will hand out to his class.


Last year I ordered these Sticky Stretchy Frogs from Oriental Trading planning to use them for this FROG Baby Shower.

 
I never used them for the shower-- way too small, so I kept them thinking I would use them for something...a Valentine, perhaps?

(These little critters are especially fun to be thrown onto windows or any other glass, metal or plastic surfaces.  Just don't put them on the carpet or in someone's hair!  Yuk!)
Creating these are quite simple.
Print out a sheet of
'Toad'ally Hoppin' Valentines.
Trim cards and tape on a sticky frog.
Keep frog in packaging for giving.
(You could use any small frog toy, candy or sticker.)




Did I meet my son's criteria?

No pink,
No mushy greeting,
No girl will think that he likes her more than a friend...
No hearts on this one.

I wonder if  'Hoppy Valentine's Day' is too babyish?
'Toad'ally is kind of cool, isn't it?
Frogs are OK, right?

Do you think he'll choose this one?


He's lucky I didn't use any kissing frog graphic with a
"You're my prince!" greeting!
I've got another option for him tomorrow.

 
***Have you been following along this week with our Boy Valentines?  Try to guess which valentine my 11 year old son will choose to hand out to his class.

Option 1:   Popping Valentine


Option 2:   Pirate Valentine



Option 3:   'Toad'ally Hoppin' Valentine


Option 4:   Cheesy Valentine



Option 5:  Kickin' Soccer Valentine










Click here to see the winner.


For more valentine ideas, check out my Valentine Vault of all valentines on michellepaigeblogs.com.







These frog valentines made an appearance on my A to Z Valentine Printables.Click here to see.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ARRR Matey!
 
Yesterday, I told you about my son choosing a valentine to hand out to his classmates.  (Click here if you missed that post.)
I asked my blog readers to view the 'mom-crafted' simple valentine options and try to figure out which valentine my son decided to hand out.

 
Today's Valentine is Option #2.  A Pirate Valentine.


No BONES about it!
Have a GRRREAT Valentine's Day!

There's no mushy greeting, no pink, only 3 tiny red hearts on it--that you can barely see...
(Will I have to 'walk the plank' with the hearts?)
It doesn't say anything about 'Be my Valentine' or 'You're Sweet.'
It's not babyish...is it?

Will it pass the 11 year old boy test?
 
 
I found these pirate Skulls and Bones candies at the Dollar Store.

I taped the candies onto the back of the card using
black and white striped washi tape.
 
 
 
If you are making non candy valentines, these cards work perfectly with pirate bone stickers.

The stickers I found were at the Dollar Store around Halloween...sorry...
but I'm sure you can find some pirate stickers out there.
 





Click here to see the winner.



Click here to print your own Pirate Bones Valentines.

 
 
So...do you think my son chose to hand out Pirate Valentines to his classmates?  We'll see.
 
 
Come back tomorrow-- I'll be sharing another option to choose from.
 
Have you been following along this week with our Boy Valentines?  Try to guess which valentine my 11 year old son will choose to hand out to his class.

Option 1:   Popping Valentine


Option 2:   Pirate Valentine



Option 3:   'Toad'ally Hoppin' Valentine


Option 4:   Cheesy Valentine



Option 5:  Kickin' Soccer Valentine











Click here to see the winner.






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Monday, January 27, 2014


Valentine's day is quickly approaching.
My daughter's valentines have been done for weeks.  

My son is...well,
Valentine's day for 11 year old boys is not easy.

He doesn't want anything girly, mushy, pink or babyish.
He doesn't want it to say 'You're sweet' or 'Be Mine' or 'Be My Valentine' or basically anything.  
It needs to be OK to give to girls and guys 
and not be embarrassing.
The valentine can NOT make any girl think that he likes them more than a friend.

So...
I crafted up a few simple valentine choices, 
and thought I would put my blog readers to the test.

I will present 5 different valentine ideas this week.  
At the end of the week, you can guess (comment) which valentine you think my son will choose...then I'll reveal his choice.
Are you game?



Today's Valentine Option #1 is a Popping Candy Valentine.



I'm sure you've seen those Pop Rocks candies that kids seem to love...but did you know that the Dollar Tree carries their own version of Pop Rocks? 
25 mini packages for $1.   
That's enough for a whole class.  This is a very inexpensive valentine to make! 




Simply print out the cards, trim and tape on a package of Popping Candy or Pop Rocks.
Of course I used festive red chevron washi tape, 
but plain tape can work too.
 



What do you think?  
They're not mushy, not pink, not embarrassing, right?  
Yes, they have red on them...but no hearts.
They could be for a girl or a boy.
Do you think my son will choose to hand these out?
Click here to print your own Popping Valentines.




***Have you been following along this week with our Boy Valentines?  Try to guess which valentine my 11 year old son will choose to hand out to his class.

Option 1:   Popping Valentine


Option 2:   Pirate Valentine



Option 3:   'Toad'ally Hoppin' Valentine


Option 4:   Cheesy Valentine



Option 5:  Kickin' Soccer Valentine










Click here to see the winner.











Looking for more Boy Valentine Ideas? 

Boy Valentines
LEGO Valentines
Mustache Valentines
Snow Pun Valentines
Spacey Valentines
Wild Animal Valentines

And don't forget to check out my Valentine Vault of Printables.


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