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I've written before, about the crafts we do over here. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's that time of year again, where our creative juices are flowing (this happens every holiday, without fail), and so we're making adorable Valentine Critters with Halos California Mandarins. The best part of this kind of craft, is we get to eat the delicious fruit when we're done.
The Valentine Critters are easy enough to make, and you can tweak them as you like, or go all out and be entirely creative, making something from your very own imagination, instead of something like mine. I'll admit, I don't have the craftiest bunch this year, but they do love to participate, and I value enthusiasm over gorgeous any day. In fact, the best part of the craft this year, is that the students came together to do something 100% out of the norm for a typical school day, and they loved it so much. They appreciated the laid back atmosphere, the camaraderie, the craft itself, and they were so protective of their creations when they were done, wanting to ensure that got to take them home to show their parents.
The photo above shows two of my student's Valentine's Day Creations. They used paper cut-outs to make eyes, and incorporated hearts into their projects to match the theme of the upcoming holiday.
This year there are a group of girls who fold paper hearts for me. They've been doing it since the beginning of the year, and on the days they give me one, I put them in a plastic bin (alongside my mascot duck that one of them gave me as well). They used those paper hearts to create 'ambience' for the photo. You just never know when something is going to come in handy. 💕
Only two of the students made mouths on their Valentine Critters, which makes me laugh... but they still came out cute just the same. I am particularly fond of the way they chose to incorporate their hearts. Everyone did something different. I have a great group of students this year, and I enjoy when we can carve out some down time (we did this during lunch) to bond and be creative.
Like what you see? Pick up some Wonderful Halos and get creative. Your kids will love it, and the payoff (eating the Halos) is pretty spectacular too.