Valentines | Origami birds + Army guys
If so, remember these crafts to keep you home instead of running out to the store for a billion Valentines.
Buy - and keep - a big pack of simple origami paper. It's well under $10 and has countless sheets in multiple colors. I got mine at Michael's. Then, when you have to come up with an impromptu craft or need to give the kids something to do, you can just YouTube search "origami" and put them in front of the video, and problem solved! This is my daughter proudly working on hers:
You can add phrases like, "Birds of a Feather Go To Happy Hour Together" for your grown-up friends, and "Love Notes Are For the Birds" for your cynical friends, etc. I love "You're the Tweetest" for its innocence and simplicity.
Want something more boyish for your boy? I found this idea on Pinterest, and although she sells her finished product on Etsy, you can make them at home with stuff you already have, assuming your son has a cache of Army men.
Mine had some he never played with, so we did this. On the back are the personalized names of each kid you're giving one to. I had him do the cutting and the personalization while I wrote the song lyrics and tied on the toys. They were a big hit at the Valentine's Day party!
Don't forget, "All's Fair in Love and War."
Happy Valentines Day and thanks for looking!