When I asked Trevor whether he wanted to make or buy valentines this year, he didn't stop to think. He wanted to make them and they would be Ninjago-themed. We worked together to design a simple card with a ninja and "Happy Valentine's Day!" on it. We printed the black/white design on cardstock, four to a sheet. We cut them apart, then used red pen to color the border. He signed his name on the back, then used colored pencils to make the images look like Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane.
Trevor needed to make a minimum of forty valentines, enough for his classmates and his Cub Scout den. Not too long through the coloring, he decided that most of his friends would be getting Zane, the Ice Ninja, who required the least amount of coloring.
Once the coloring was done, we turned our attention to the treat. Because there are fewer of them, Trevor's Cub Scout friends will be getting the more labor-intensive chocolate Legos. We made them with the same ice cube tray we used to make the cupcakes at his Lego birthday party.
Trevor's classmates will be getting these valentines:
I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of valentines he receives. I'm really hoping there are some homemade ones. Trevor is just hoping for his favorite candies.