Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine Banner: Wrapping Paper Project

Well, the stomach flu finally entered our house.  Tuesday morning, my 4 year old woke up at 5 with a stomach ache, and by 6 he was over the toilet getting sick.  God was gracious, and he only got a light case of it.  By lunch, he stopped vomiting, and he was eating like I hadn't fed him in a week. 

However, now we are quarantined at home for a bit.  Most people don't realize this, but after you have the stomach flu, you are contagious from 3 days to a week AFTER the symptoms stop.  My rule is to keep my kids away from other kids (out of school and church kids' ministries) for a week after the stomach flu.  It is just the nice thing to do. 

So, while C watched movies and drank Pedialite, I used my left over Valentine's Day ribbon and wrapping paper to make a banner for the playroom.  I glued the wrapping paper to plain cardstock to make it sturdier, and then I added coffeefilter "flowers" with the same wrapping paper glued inside.  It was not a major project by any means, but it was something to do while I camped out at home with my sickie.

Oh, and just so you know, this is what a playroom becomes when you have two active boys stuck inside with you all day.  At least cleaning the playroom will keep them busy for awhile later this afternoon.

I linked this post to:

Show and Tell Green
Life in my PJs


  1. Very cute! Sorry about the sick kids. We're just getting over it here.

  2. Quarantines are no fun. At least you were able to make that adorable banner. I love how colorful it is.

  3. Too bad. We should have given him a flu shot :)

  4. so cute! isnt it fun to decorate for valentines day especially since we get to finally decorate with PINK! :)


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