Friday, February 10, 2012

Birdhouse Valentine Box for School...Day 41

Little Pumpkin's preschool class had a Valentine party this week. The kids were allowed to exchange Valentines at school so their homework on Monday was to make a Valentine box. I asked her how she wanted to decorate her box and she was very quick and decisive with her response...a birdhouse.

So, a birdhouse it is...
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We started with two boxes, a lightbulb box and a small Amazon delivery box...
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I loved listening to her talk through how we could turn the rectangle box into a birdhouse. She had mad reasoning skills :o)
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Next, we traced the shape of the house on the scrapbook paper...
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Next, modge podge...just saying modge podge makes me happy :o)
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All covered!
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I then realized I forgot to cut a hole for the bird! Ooops! I used the mouth of a glass to draw he circle...
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Probably shouldn't have used my kitchen knife to cup the cardboard...
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Yay...a hole for the bird (and more importantly for the Valentine cards!)...
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We have a roof! The hot glue gun is a genious invention.
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Little Pumpkin has been wanting to use these red balls on something for quite a while...perfect for the birdhouse!
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She then decided to write the names of her Valentines on "shingles"
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Sweet girl!
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Using the cricut to make a bird...and a worm because "the bird needs a friend"
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All done!
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My favorite part...the shingles :o)
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Time to make Valentine treats!
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She absolutely LOVED writing nametags for her friends and checking their names off the list...all her idea :o)
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Ready to go!
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Next up...Sweet Pea!
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She is so stinkin' cute!
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I made superhero Valentines for Baby Boy's friends...
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Found the idea here...and there is a FREE printable!

The kids were SUPER excited to take their Valentines to school this week!
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I am not sure if I have mentioned this or not, but Little Pumpkin is Lactose intolerant. It is a recent discovery, but something that has bothered her for years. Anyways, her class had an ice cream party for Valentines. I asked her if she wanted me to bring her another treat to have while her friends had ice cream and...

she said, "No, I am going to have just a little bit of ice cream."
I said, "Sweet girl, you know that will make your belly hurt. Wouldn't you rather I bring you a different treat?"
she said, "No. I know it will make my belly hurt, but if I just eat a little bit, maybe my belly will only hurt a little bit and it's worth it to hurt a little bit because I like ice cream a big bit!"

HAHAHAHAHA! She cracks me up!

For the record, she said it was worth it!
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BINGO!
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Fun party!
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3 comments:

Jason and Erin said...

I'm totally with you, Little Pumpkin. Some things are worth the pain! How mature, though, to make a choice and live with the consequences! We "grown-ups" should be so mature!

AndeMski said...

Have you tried lactaid? I used to be lactose intolerant, and you just chew one of the tablets before eating ice cream, etc. and it worked wonderful! I could eat ice cream and drink milk as much as I wanted! Then one day, I didn't have any more tablets and I decided I would eat ice cream anyways and I didn't get sick! My intolerance was gone!

Theresa said...

This is such a cute idea!

Your children are adorable and I really enjoyed reading their stories! I found you via the BlogHer link on my blog...and look forward to following you :)