It is Valentine’s Day which means kids across elementary classrooms are stuffing valentines in homemade boxes or decorated paper bags. But what happens when you move to junior high and you no longer pass out valentines? Evidently at our junior high, you ask a girl to be your Valentine in advance and then the day of you give them a gift. This may or may not be someone you actually like – they may just be your valentine for the day.

Hunter is a thoughtful and creative kid and he decided he was going to ask someone to be his valentine by making paper flowers (using crepe paper rolls from amazon found here). He downloaded the pattern and followed the directions from this site and he sat at the counter on a Sunday afternoon with a hot glue gun and went to town. This was not a quick project, but he was patient and they turned out great and he had all the girls wishing they had received paper flowers. 🙂