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Posted by Jennifer on January 06, 1999 at 10:53:27:

I found this on another site and thought it was cute!!
Put some of those red hot heart shaped candies in a zip lock bag and give with this poem attached:

I couldn't send you flowers, and candy wouldn't do.
And mushy cards just didn't say the things I want them to.
So I got you something special, and here's the inside scoop.
I found you something very rare---It's genuine Cupid poop!!

Posted by Zaida on January 15, 1999 at 23:16:42:

Valentine Mobile
Here is what you will need:
Poster paint (red and white)
Container of water
Construction paper
Wire clothes hanger
Child safety scissors

Here is what you do:
1.Cover table with newspaper.
2.Use scissors to cut out heart shapes from construction paper.
3.Use the poster paint to paint the hearts red and white (mix red and white together for pink hearts). Allow them to dry completely.
4.Poke a hole in the top of each heart; then thread different lengths of string through each hole.
5.Tie hearts onto wire clothes hanger with string.

More Art FUN:
Create mobiles for other holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, or theme mobiles such as the seashore, jungle animals, or dinosaurs.
Many people put an "X" on a letter to mean kisses and an "O" to mean hugs - like this: XOXOXO, or XXXX, or OOOO. Talk about why you think this custom began. Make a pattern of X's and O's to decorate a card, or have children create their own symbol for a wo

Posted by Zaida on January 11, 1999 at 17:16:53:

I did some web searching and found some fun sites!
Hope you enjoy!
Valentine Day Craft (Card Craft ideas)

Valentine Crafts

Welcome to I Luv You! This site has been constructed for kids of all ages. You will find games, stories, riddles and paper crafts. Have fun

"Be Mine" Valentine's Day Card
Make a Valentine's Day card for someone special.

Posted by Joan on February 02, 1999 at 17:08:52:

some more idea borrowed mostly from Donna Erickson

Make a family valentine box. Decorate and old shoe box with pink paper, stickers, doilies, etc. Tie a pen or pencil to it and leave a small note pad nearby. Then, when you have a happy though, jot down a little note to a family member. Then, at family dinner, open the box and share the notes you all recieve.
(I like this idea even for year round, like a gratitude box. Plop in a note about something nice, or someone who helped you, or something someone did that made you happy. Then weekly, share them at a family meal)

Use heart shaped cookie cutters to make heart shaped biscuits, cookie, sandwiches, etc

Use old scraps of fabric, cut into hearts, and glue or stich onto a plain card to make cute, handmade and recycled valentines!

Or, mix a small amount of milk with food coloring, let kids 'paint' on a slice of white bread, then toast for yummy, edible and handmade valentine.

Posted by chris on February 02, 1999 at 20:09:53:

A cute idea I read in a magazine - take a small box of "Sweethearts" conversation hearts - when empty place a picture of your "Sweetheart" in the box - tape to inside of box to prevent moving around. Glue a small magnet on the back and you have your "sweethearts" on the refrigerator. I made these for grandparents and they loved them.

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