Check out these water bottles.
I took the idea from Tatertots and Jello blog's; however, I made my own changes. First of all, I could not find the Hawaiian punch anywhere in red. (And I thought the idea of the water turning red was a perfect thing for February 14th.) So I had to go with the KoolAid brand. A few things about this...make sure you buy the sugar free kind; otherwise, the packets will be too big for the label. (Yes, I learned this lesson the hard way.)
|To: Mrs. Yvette, From: Brewer|
Lastly, I could not find those precious red and white straws that Tatertots has on her blog. Well, I found them on-line but not locally...so I used a different straw. The straws I am using for the teachers were in a pack of pink, orange, yellow, and green that I picked up at Walmart.
|Look at all these unwrapped straws |
being exposed in the outside air.
But the big question here is: Does it bother anyone besides me that these straws are not individually wrapped??
It REALLY bothers me...and I was obsessed with washing my hands while making these. But still -- if anyone knows of a place I could get a great straw for this -- a straw that is WRAPPED -- let me know. :)
I did find these swirly, heart straws in the two dollar bins at Walmart. But the kicker is that the straw is no where near long enough to fit in the water bottle. So I am using the regular straws on the teacher bottles. I thought I might make a few drink bottles for some of our friends. I know kids love and APPRECIATE a good swirly straw. So here is what we are going to do for the water bottles we make for "kid" friends.
|"Will You Be Mine" Potion for Valentine's Day 2011|