Getting ready for a valentine’s day party

Hand stamped bags are a fun way to begin your Valentine’s Day festivities!

Today we started getting ready for our Valentine’s day party which we will have next week on Valentine’s Day! It seems as we have been out of school for every major holiday there has been so far this year so it is nice to finally get to celebrate at least one holiday on the actual day of the holiday…

Preparing Valentine’s Bags

I thought for our Valentine bags, we would try the popular paper tube heart printing. I didn’t try this ahead of time so when Miss Abby and I sat down at the very last minute to make our tubes, we had a few of them looking a little lopsided…

The How-To

Basically, what you do is take the end of a paper tube and fold it in to make the heart.  I can’t really explain it but if you look at this photo shared by one of my readers over at Teach Preschool on Facebook, you will see she did a great job making her heart shaped paper tubes…

Photo contributed by Mandy B. Leech

Mandy said that she folded the tubes then added a piece of tape to keep the fold in place better and to keep the kids from squishing the fold out! Wish I had thought of that

Photo contributed by Mandy B. Leech

However, ours still turned out pretty cute and the kids enjoyed painting with the tubes. Anytime we get to use a new tool for painting, my kids enjoy it…

Expressing their Creativity

Most of our kids stamped with the tubes to make hearts and then we had a few that preferred to rub the tubes all around their bags – so they have a more of an abstract painting for their valentine bags…

I don’t think it will make any difference in the end whether the children had cute valentine printed bags or beautiful shades of pink and red abstract paintings – they will still all hold the same amount of cards and treats which, I assure you, will be all that matters come Valentine’s day…

 Looking for even more Valentine ideas?

Check out my Valentine’s Day Pins on Pinterest!

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Deborah J Stewart

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