13 Feb 2012, 7:30am
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  • Of Food And Love: Valentine’s Day Scrabble Craft

    I took two different ideas and combined them.  How I wish I was original, but I’m not.  Thanks to Oh Happy Day and Pinterest, I look like a stinkin’ genius.
    Anyway, I hemmed and hawed about what I wanted to do for Cy’s first Valentine’s Day at school.  My first idea was original, it involved some sewing and would have ended up being a little too much work for a couple of lollipops and a card.  Soooo, back to my virtual drawing board.
    Oh Happy Day showcased the cutest little Valentine’s Day Scrabble cards.  Super adorable!

    First, I took two pieces of construction paper and drew lines
    (if you want to make this look a little more chic, use scrapbook paper.  I found a huge packet with wonderful colors for $5.  But, since I’m on a budget the $1.97 package was good enough for me.)

    Then, I cut them again and again, until I had squares.

    (He has 18 people in his class and I had more than enough paper with the two pieces to make all the words needed)

    Then, I thought of words that would be easy enough for a kindergartener to spell out.
    (I put a different word into each envelope)

    I found some plain envelopes, spent $2 on those, and then used my toilet paper roll dipped in finger paint…
    …To stamp them! 

    Then, I baked up some snickerdoodles!  I wrapped the baggies around with some twine I picked up at a garage sale.

    This whole project took me an hour (this is not including the time it took me to make the cookies).  Not too much, just right.  My kind of craft!

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