got the idea for these goldfish valentines at faboolous
Last week I bought some mini bags of goldfish at Target for the kids to hand out at school on Valentine's day. I was looking for swedish fish, but decided this would be a better option. On Friday I figured I better get going on the valentine part, so I turned these drawings into silhouette files for my silhouette to cut out using the trace function. I've never done that before and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I finally created my own silhouette file! I started out with it as a fishbowl card, but that was going to use up a lot more white paper, so I made tags instead. And it was really nice to not cut out 40 fishbowls & water and 80+ small goldfish by hand. The font for "glad we're in the same school" is pea noodles.
Saturday, I had the kids write their classmates names on the front and then their own name on the back under the "school" saying.
Staple them to a valentine mini bag of goldfish and we're set.
Some free printable ideas here, here and here. I know there are loads of other ideas and freebies out there, but I thought I'd just mention these few since they were found through the site I got the goldfish idea from.
Oh Yeah. I also made these two valentine cards really quick Thursday (15 minutes before school got out) so my kids could mail them to their aunt on our way home from piano. I copied a pin on pinterest to make them(or see below). I can see how red (or any color) not white is a better choice for the paper the peeks through the hearts. But they were quick, easy and cute as I was heading out the door.