Valentine MailbagsI've tried many different valentine card holders over the years: white bags decorated with markers, cereal boxes wrapped in paper and decorated with various embellishments, shoe boxes decorated with fun stuff, and so on. I liked them all, but I seem to be addicted to changing things up. All. The. Time.
This year, I gave the kids some brown bags, paint, and stickers which they used to create a fun card holder. I like how they turned out, so I thought I would share the idea. But, you'll have to read to the end to see the finished product. Hehe.
For this project you will need:
- brown lunch bags
- tempera paint
- hot glue gun
Once the bags were dry, I gave the students some time to go crazy with the stickers and foamies. Some of them really did get a bit crazy, but hey, it's their bag, they can decorate it however they like!
Once the students finished their part of the project (painting and stickering...yes, I just made up a new word), they gave it to me so that I could hot glue some handles to the inside.
This may not be the most lovely looking of projects, but it's child created. I love that the finished product looks like it was made by a child. After all, it was made by a child, so it should look that way. While I really like seeing all those perfectly assembled mailbags on Pinterest that are fashioned to look like monsters or owls, there is something refreshing about the eclectic and wild presentation of projects like this one. Plus, the kids had tons of fun!
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