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.