Monday, January 25, 2010

Love & Kisses Jar

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we wanted to find a little project for the kids to make and give. We found this idea for the Love & Kisses Jar, and thought it would make a perfect gift. It would not only be fun for the kids to make, but would also help them to think about all the wonderful people in their lives and why they love them. Here's how you can make one!

First we cut out several hearts and strips out of construction paper. Then, we asked our boys what they loved about the various members of our family that we are planning on giving these to. If your child is old enough, you can have them write these on the hearts themselves. Otherwise, you can write out their responses. Our boys did write "xoxo" and the recipients' names on the strips of paper themselves, though.

We then made a label and glued it on top of an empty jar. We found that Nutella jars were the perfect size for us...but then again, is there anything not perfect about Nutella?

Finally, we put our paper strips and hearts into our jars along with Hershey Kisses! We tied a ribbon, attached a tag, and we were finished! The hard part will now be waiting for Valentine's Day to deliver our gifts!

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  1. How cute! What a wonderful, easy idea. I bet they can't wait for the recipients to get them.

  2. Great idea! I think I'll have the kids do this for their grandparents. Very cute, and economical too!

  3. Aww, so sweet!

    Please feel free to add these to Talented Tuesdays at My Frugal Family!

  4. Cute! thanks for sending the link...I'll post tonight on my column! (

  5. Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine ( If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta