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Valentine box contest

My 5th grader had a Valentine box contest in his class on Friday, we hummed and hawed on what to make and finally decided on this swinging, disco, 70’s dude. Of course we had to make him out of fabric, what house is this project coming out of? …boxes of every type of fabric imaginable… The heart cutout= valentine insert point. We like to think of him as “Kip” from Napoleon Dynamite. (“She hasn’t even sent me a full body shot yet…”)

We used an old pair of pants that had split at the butt seam and weren’t very fixable without looking weird, somehow the fixed the box perfectly. This made the box unopenable, so we made an access panel in the back behind the fabric.

We tried to talk F in to spraying some really sick cologne on him, but he wouldn’t go for it. We also tried to talk him into putting his ipod (with the tiny speaker) inside and putting on some swinging dance hits for the valentine exchange but he insisted on following the rules- no ipods at school (what a good little fella).
F came home with 2nd place. The 1st place box was his teacher in a tuxedo… darn it- the cologne and music could have cinched the deal…

1 Comment

  1. Curt, Lace and Harper

    February 16, 2009 at 4:55 am

    That is awesome he should have went with the extras. You guys crack me up.

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