HJ was lucky enough to score 2 snow days this week.  I was lucky enough to score one.  Every now and then, it’s nice to be “trapped” in the house.

During the afternoon, I suggested we get HJ’s valentine box ready for school.  His school asks that all the kids bring in a decorated box.  I much prefer them doing it at school…

I asked HJ how he wanted to do it, and he instantly responded with PIKACHU!

I should have known.

I thought up a few ideas, and we started running around the house gathering materials.  We grabbed glue, construction paper, scissors, and round items to trace (like a marker lid, shot glass, etc.).

I started by tracing yellow rectangles to cover the box entirely, while HJ cut and glued them on the box.  Then, I had HJ trace circles for the eyes (2 black, 2 white), and red for the cheeks.  While he cut those, I free cut the two ears.  Once the ears were cut, I had HJ color in the black while I cut out a little oval for the nose.  HJ also decided he knew exactly how to make the arms and tail.  So while he cut out an elaborate zig zag tail, I cut out the hearts.  I had HJ write his name on a heart, so everyone would know it was his valentine mailbox.

HJ and I both think it turned out cute, and he can hardly wait to bring it to school for the Valentine’s party.


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