Hello strangers! I know I haven't blogged in just about forever. This whole working full time with two kids thing is HARD! To those of you who have been doing this for a long time or have more than two kids, I am in awe of you.
We miraculously had a low-key weekend for once so I decided to make Jake's valentines while I had the chance. Jake is entering into that age where he doesn't want anything too lovey so hearts were definitely out. He is obsessed with Star Wars right now so I knew it needed to be Star Wars themed. If you follow my blog then you know that I love sweets just as much as the next person, but since kids get so much candy, I try to do a candy free valentine. After searching around on google I saw this great idea over at Brassy Apple. For some reason I couldn't get her printable to open on my computer so I decided to create my own.
Since I was starting from scratch I found this great free Star Wars font and decided to use that for my wording. A little bit of playing around with sizing and I had this printable ready to go.
I made three on a sheet and they are just the right size. I printed them up on plain white cardstock, but if you wanted them to be more colorful, colored cardstock would look great too. Then I used my paper cutter to cut them apart and to make a little slit at the top of the lightsaber hilt.
I also made another little slit near the right side of the paper to keep the glow bracelet in there more securely. If you don't have a paper cutter, you could easily do this with an exacto knife or even scissors. I had Jake sign them all at this point, because it is easier to write on paper that doesn't have glow bracelets on them.
Then grab a couple of packs of glow bracelets. I got mine at Michael's but sometimes Target has theirs in the dollar spot too. Slide a glow bracelet into the slits and you are ready to go. You can also just make a slit at the lightsaber hilt and use a piece of tape to secure it on the back.