So, we just got rid of my son's Halloween candy, and we're still working on the Christmas candy...the last thing we need is more candy. Does anyone else feel the same as I do? I think kids get WAY too much candy nowadays. Especially at school! Oh, you brought back your homework? Here is a treat! You were my helper today, thanks and here's a treat! It's disgusting really. The kids are rewarded like we reward dogs. Anyway, instead of just ranting about it, I am going to take a stand this Valentine's and NOT give candy. I found this idea here for an ADORABLE valentine that uses a bouncy ball? What kid in the world does not like a bouncy ball?? Whenever we have any at our house, my kids spend hours bouncing them on the floor (and off the tv, and kitchen table, and light fixtures, etc. etc....ya good times) So, I made my own version for my son. He loves it and is excited to give it to his friends. You are free to use it as well!
Some brief instructions are included on the printable. One thing I did not mention in the instructions is that I got the little bag in the cake decorating section at Walmart. They are little 3 x 4 inch bags. The most valuable advice I could give you is to print these (and anything else I post on here) at a professional printing place like Alphagraphics or some other place like that. The colors are much more vibrant and crisp. Also, I got the balls on Amazon.com. I got 4 dozen for $5.56. AND, they glow in the dark. Definite bonus when you're in Kindergarten!