I had planned on getting the dippin stix Valentines from Oriental Trading for Boog to give to his classmates. I saw them last week and went in to order but got side tracked. I went in again yesterday to find out that they were on sale, 24 for $3.99. The problem is, they won't guarantee that they'll be here on time unless I pay $20 for expedited shipping. My gut tells me they would be here on time if I used regular ground shipping, but I'm not going to do it. I'm scared. Afraid that if I bank on it coming, it won't. It's just the way things work out for me.
My backup plan is construction paper and candy suckers. I'm pretty sure this will go over just as well...if not better. I'll be buying the candy melts today and starting on these.
Boog has been cutting out hearts for the last couple weeks anyway so I'll pick up some red construction paper and he can cut and "address" all his hearts and then we'll attach the suckers.
I was trying to get out of the extra work. I'm not sure why. Now that I have a new plan I'm getting excited about doing it. I'm sure these will go over well. I remember as a kid feeling so proud the few years I made my own Valentines. I also liked receiving them.
I'm hoping the kids will take some pride in creating Valentines and feel good about what they accomplish.