Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Plus 1 Year Anniversary!

Today is the one-year anniversary of this blog...yay! I can't believe that a) it's been an entire year and b) I've managed to fairly consistently post for an entire year! We'll see if we can keep the momentum up for another year.

Today also happens to be Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day! Growing up this was one of my least favorite holidays. As my parents owned restaurants, this meant I had to work as it is one of the busiest days of the year. Not so much fun. Needless to say, to me, Valentine's Day has been severely overrated. It still is, sort of. Now that the kiddos are here, however, it's an excuse to do some lovey heart-centric crafts. This year we made these adorable Hershey Kiss mice. They are simple and very kid-friendly. Here's how:

Supplies list:

Hershey Kisses
Small google-eyes
Yellow construction paper, cut into cheese wedge-shapes
Pink construction paper, cut into hearts and small feet
Yarn, cut into 2" segments for the tails
Double-stick tape
Glue (e.g., Elmer's)

To start, pull out the cute little flags from the Hershey Kisses. You don't need to pull them all the way out, just tear off what is visible. Next, using the double stick tape, sandwich a heart between the bottoms of two kisses (sadly my pictures from here on out were super blurry).

Put a piece of double stick tape down on the center of a "cheese" then affix two feet on top. Behind the feet add another piece of tape and adhere the mouse body to the cheese. With a small piece of tap, attach a tail to the back tip of a Kiss. To the front add two dabs of glue and stick on the eyes.

We added the note "Mice to know you" onto the wedges. This is one mouse I don't mind having in the house!

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