The big kid came home from school the other day telling me about Valentine's Day and how kids give each other candy and cards. Yes, child, I'm well aware of the customs. I can't help but wonder if this latest influx of information is coming from his teachers…or perhaps a crush who's trying to assure that they're top of the valentine-receiving list.
Leave it to mom to be suspicious, huh?
He insisted that we practice making valentines, and then we needed somewhere to put them. This milk jug valentine holder was the result.
Start with some red acrylic paint and a clean milk jug. You'll need white acrylic paint for an accent to finish it later.
Squirt a good dollop of paint into the milk jug.
Cap it and shake, shake, shake it like a Polaroid picture. You'll want to add a bit of water in there to make sure the paint gets ALL over, into every nook and cranny.
Turn it upside down in an egg carton to dry for a few days.
Have your kid draw a heart on the outside.
Then, cut the heart out with craft scissors and dab around the edges with some white acrylic paint.
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Let it dry and tie a ribbon around the handle to hang it somewhere and tell the world you are ready for ALL the valentines!
I think these would look really precious tied from the desks of a whole classroom full of students. They're so easy to make, the supplies are practically free, and the fact that the kids can do almost the whole thing themselves is a major bonus. Share this milk jug valentine holder with a teacher friend or pin it for later!