After the Christmas bustle throughout December, January always seems long and boring and pretty cold too, so I spend most of it looking forward to February. Now February is here, and the fun of preparing for Valentine's Day can begin. The minute I took out the box of Valentine decorations yesterday, the kids went a little bit crazy with tissue paper, markers, stickers and crayons, making the first round of cards for everyone in their acquaintance.
Today they took a little break from their greeting card frenzy to play outside, which gave me a chance to make a little surprise to put in their red and pink mailboxes. I have lots of felt scraps so I decided to make a Tic-Tac-Toe game with a little twist.
First I used grey felt to make stripes, which I attached to the red felt background with fabric adhesive.
Then I cut the pieces out of some other grey scraps I had, making hearts instead of "Os".
After the glue dried I wrapped up the board, the "Xs" and "Os" and slid them into the mailboxes, just in time for wind-chilled children to arrive back inside and find their surprise.