Katie’s monsterpiece

I recently had a “My baby is growing up!” moment. Funny how those moments tend to come out of nowhere.

We made her valentine box for school. Sure, it’s only for preschool, but something about this project made her seem so much older to me.

I think it’s because I remember making so many of these with my parents. I don’t remember a lot about the boxes, just the act of putting them together (although there was one foil-covered masterpiece that sticks out in my mind). I guess that just goes to prove it’s the together time that counts, not what you end up making.

The fact that I can remember doing it, and now I’m doing it for her, makes it seem like it’s a huge milestone.

Or maybe it’s just that this is our first ever school project.

Anyway, my girls and I hit Hobby Lobby looking for the things we needed and then Katie and I set to work on this Monster of a Valentine’s box. It really is a monster!

This project was, of course, inspired by a few monster boxes I saw on Pinterest, but this is all Katie’s creation!

I wrapped the box and made the antennas, but she did everything else. It was a little hard for my OCD self to turn over the scissors. I know, though, that it’s important for her development – and self-esteem – that I let her handle these things as much as she can.

I’m proud to say, it turned out pretty well for a three-year-old’s project!

Here it is, Katie’s Monsterpiece, the purple monster Valentine box:monster box

Here’s another picture of Katie posing with the box. Can you tell she really likes it?Katie with box


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Comments: 6

  1. Brandi @Life Between the Tones 10 February, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply

    AWW! Look how proud she is!!! What a doll. Good job Katie!!!

  2. cynthial1956 12 February, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, your baby looks so happy! I understand your feelings about her growing up. It is what we want and what we don’t want all at the same time! My baby will graduate from college this semester and I still wish she were two and we were running around and playing!

    I love the monster box and I am sure she will be the hit of the class!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can’t wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  3. 21stcenturyhousewife 12 February, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

    What a fabulous purple monster Valentine Box! Well done Katie!!

  4. emily 14 February, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    that is a super cute box! I love the photo with your daughter! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that I just opened a shabby apply $50 giveaway and would love for you to get chance to enter!

  5. kjclementsKim 15 February, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    I think her Valentine’s Day box is perfect! She looks so proud!

  6. claudia 15 February, 2013 at 7:16 pm Reply

    what a great idea! i love it for a pencil and crayon holder!

    i found you on the social weekend hop, hope you can visit me. Am your newewst follower

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