This year, I got a little stay-puft and bought some adorable kawaii buttons on etsy with the intention of designing a cute card to go with them.
So,...that never happened. We can't all be this creative!
I then went to an art supply store in search of something. I walked in circles for a while and ended up getting a bunch of small white paper bags and some stamps. (For some reason stamps are really expensive. Unless they're in the $1 bin. Then they're $1. If they're in the stamping section? $7.99. What the WHAT?!)
When I picked out the stamping supplies, I did select a color palette. That usually makes me happy, instead of a red, yellow and blue free-for-all. So I chose teal and red.
Hartwell told me he had fun stamping! Beckett did about half then left to watch Little Einsteins.
After the stamping, the candy time began! I filled a bowl with kisses and hugs, (ha!) and let the boys count out 5 per bag. Both boys claimed to have never eaten a kiss. Sneaky geniuses!
For the buttons, I was afraid they would get mixed in to the chocolate and forgotten. Or worse, stab someone! So I pinned them all to a little piece of cardstock.
Then, instead of having a 4 and 5 year old sign their names as if it were a mortgage, I had them sign a piece of paper, photographed it and made stickers.
Helpful Hartwell folded down the bags and I cut out and stuck the stickers.
Hartwell signs his name with a heart! And a "V" for Valentine's day.
Okay, maybe I shouldn't say lazy. It took a lot longer and had more steps than I anticipated. But the boys really liked the project and it was perfect for their age! Plus, candy!