It’s the day before Valentine’s Day and as of 4 p.m. I had no idea what kind of valentines the kids would be bringing to school. Normally this is the sort of thing I’d be all over, but this year I was totally uninspired and nobody had professed any specific wishes in terms of themes or treats. I also waited until the last minute to procure the snacks I signed up to send in for a class party, so…..off I trudged to the grocery store.
The night before any major holiday the grocery store selection of party supplies is a sad state of affairs. I went down the aisle of pathetic picked-over displays of B-grade candy but couldn’t even find a box of pre-made valentines. That’s what I get for waiting until the last minute. I did score a few bags of cute heart suckers, but that was it. Now I had to come up with something to do with them.
Enter –> Mustache and Lip Valentine Suckers
Admittedly this is not an original idea. I’d checked out Pinterest in a half-hearted (see what I did there) attempt to come up with some valentine inspiration. I found several cute mustache related crafts, so I guess they’re still trendy. I specifically looked at this site and this site. Both had really cool templates and printables, but still looked like they required some printing, cutting, tracing, etc. Since I was so
lazy pressed for time, I decided to take to my Cricut and see if I could have my machine cut something similar without any real manual labor or a bunch of printer ink.
Here’s what I came up with, I think they turned out super cute!
I used the Cricut and included images, so the only supplies I needed were card stock, glue and the suckers. We punched a little hole in the middle of each shape with a knife tip and stuck the sucker through. We added the name tags, but could’ve easily just written on the ‘stache or lips directly. And both my 2nd grader and preschooler loved this theme, so only one project needed for both classes. They both had fun assembling them and it didn’t take an eternity to pump out 40 of these.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
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