Feb 3, 2014

Ultimate Souper Star Valentine

Helloooo! Valentine's Day is fast approaching again. Where does the time go!?! I just made an easy peasy lemon squeazy printable valentine for classmates. And it's punny! I love cheesy puns. This is a soupy pun though.
You will need to get a bunch of mini Necco wafer rolls to wrap up inside these valentines. Easier to come by them in the US than here in the UK, but I went for these because the tradition of classroom valentines isn't really done here in the UK, but is very popular back in the States.

Because the Necco wafer rolls are only about three centimeters tall, these are teensy little soup cans. If you want to make a few then pop over to the post here on Alphamom.com and download the free printable there.

Here are a load more Valentines themed bits and bobs from Filth Wizardry's past to save you searching through my badly organized archives.

Awesome baby is still awesome and is going to be three whole months old tomorrow. .Like I was saying... where does the time go?!? The littlest big sister is absolutely besotted with him.

In other news... A year and a half after our move from the US to the UK we finally unpacked the "slot together panel" one twelfth scale doll house that we made of our old American home. We waited all this time so that the kids were settled and happy and it wasn't going to make them sad to see it, and miss the old place too much. They were very excited to see it again, and as Delyth was so young when we first made it, it's totally new to her and she loves it! Hooray!


I should show you what the kids had made to use as a doll house during the time that this one was packed away, because it's pretty epic. They took custody of a bunch of the boxes we used to move, and constructed a massive upright doll house against their bedroom wall. I helped them get the structure they wanted and we hot glued and taped it all together.

They kept adding to it throughout the year that we were living at that house, until it was really quite elaborate and well decorated.

I don't have a photo of it in all it's completed glory sadly, and when it came time to move house again last August, we had to pull it apart as it wouldn't fit through the door, but they enjoyed it while it lasted. The last photos I got of it were about six months before we moved and they had done a lot more on it by the time we took it apart, but you get the idea. The old poster tube was an elevator that stopped at the different floors.

One side was meant to be a Polly Pocket Condo, and the other side was a Transformers base. The Pollys got on reasonably well with the Autobots. Not so well with the Decepticons though. Starscream kept using the roof to launch himself from.


  1. It is really good to 'see' you. I hope everything is going well. Those soup cans are sweet make me want to source Necco

  2. That would be adorable using the tiny lifesaver rolls as well. Just a thought if you're not a fan of Neccos.

  3. I didn't know they made those Erin, but yes, those might even work better if you can find them because they already have the silver foil wrap on them!

  4. I love your creativity!!
    The valenitne is so cute, and the play houses are a wonderful idea.

  5. Absolutely love the doll house! It looks like it was as much fun to build it as it must have been to play with. I hope they have started building another.

  6. Fantastic doll house! I would like to post this on www.facebook.com/doenkids and mantion your website! On this Facebook page I give tips for childcare centre in The Netherlands. This would be a really fun project to make!

  7. I love the doll house idea very clever I am going to try that out for sure!

  8. It's now 2020, and I'm sure your life is beyond busy, but I wanted to tell you that in seeking at-home activities for students with disabilities, I've found some lovely suggestions in your blog.

    Our students are older, and you've had some good suggestions that are creative, and that aren't "babyish".
    I'll be assembling some activity sets for them, and of course, they need to be engaging and AFFORDABLE, so several of these are perfect.

    I just wanted to thank you. Be well, from Texas!


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