One of these days i'll figure out how to manage my life well enough that we're not cranking out Valentine's in the wee hours of the morning the night before. My first grader wanted to match the Lion Valentine Box she created over the weekend, so with inspiration from Fiskars we set about making Lion lollipops. After she sketched out her design (complete with heart shaped face!), i recreated the artwork as a cutable svg and trimmed the pieces using my Cricut and SCAL. The project was incredibly slick, and she couldn't be more pleased with the result. In case anyone is interested in the process, below are directions (and free svg cut files!). These would also make fabulous party favors.
:: directions ::
Trim lion mane and lion face using your cutter of choice (the svg download should work for most personal cutters, or can be printed and trimmed by hand). Print "I'm wild about you" sentiment on patterned paper and trim with Xacto. Draw the lion face onto the heart center, and adhere all elements together. Finish by attaching to a lollipop.