If you don't want your wee lad hyped up on romantically-themed sugar for Valentines day this year, here is an adorable alternative, that will give your little one a natural high, and give you a great photo opp! Using paper straws and scrapbook paper, make your child's valentine a memorable one with an adorable moustache pun.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials
For this project, you will need:
paper straws (or popsicle sticks)
hot glue gun (or double sided tape)
For the labels, you will need:
scrap paper cut into circles or ovals
Step 2: Cutting Moustaches
Find a moustache template you like, and cut it out onto patterned paper. I found it easiest to fold the moustache pattern in half, and use that as my symmetrical template. I needed to make 20 of these for my son's class, so I repeated this process a few times.
Step 3: Glueing
Using a hot glue gun or double sided sticky tape, adhere the back of your moustache to one end of your straw/ popsicle stick.
Step 4: Creating Labels
Using plain construction paper, I cut out ovals for my labels. Then, lightly folding the paper lengthwise, I cut two small slits near both ends which will be used for attaching it to the straw.
Step 5: Writing Message
I used markers to write out the message, but as the last image in this step shows, you could also just print out a label and make the corresponding slots to slip through the straw.
It reads, "I moustache you a question: will you be my valentine?" or replace the last part with " will you be my friend?" which may be more appropriate for younger kids.
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