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I'm planning to do a Valentine's Day Writing Project this week and I needed a craftivity to go with it for our bulletin board.

I've been loving not using commercial borders and having the kids play a big role in creating the boards.

Here's what I'm thinking I'll do...

This heart garland would make a cute border.

I'll hang their writing with one of these crafts.

I love this one because it's rare that parents get handprints of their third graders. They love it. The only problem is that 8 and 9 year old hands can be too big for the foo-foo doily thing-a-ma-jig underneath. I could cut hearts from scrapbook paper, but let's be honest. The foo-foo doily thing-a-ma-jig underneath really makes this fabulous.

This is another favorite. Super cute! I love anything that includes their pictures. I know my boys would be down with making this. I don't know they would relish the idea of having it hanging in the hall. I'm thinking this is more of a "make it for mom and dad" kind of thing.

I'm leaning towards this cutie. Except I'll have them paint their own hands, cut them out and use those instead of the die cut hands. Because while 3rd graders may not do as many handprint crafts as those cutie patootie kinders, they can totally do them on their own. I just leave out the paper and paint and tell them what to do. I still have nightmares about my years in PreK. Nothing says "I teach the under 5 crowd" like a painted paw print on an Ann Taylor blouse.

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