Every year around this time, millions of parents have visions of creating Pinterest-worthy classroom Valentine’s with their children. And a few actually succeed. The rest of us undoubtedly end up at the grocery store the night before, grabbing boxes of whatever themed cards might be left, and calling it a day. Oh well, there’s always next year, right?
Well this year, with a little planning, effort, and a few handy tips, you and your children can make Valentines their classmates are sure to swoon over. Here are 5 easy and fun Valentines you can put together in seconds, but that’ll be our little secret
- Heart Crayons – If you have a stash of broken crayons, peel the paper and break crayons into small pieces. Arrange them in a heart shaped muffin tin, and bake at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes. Let cool completely, and then then place your Valentine-shaped “muffins” into a small plastic bag and tie it with a ribbon.
- You Rule – Purchase inexpensive rulers from a craft store and attach a note that reads “You Rule” with a piece of ribbon. This simple gift is sure to be a keeper.
- Tic Tac Toe – Print out small Tic Tac Toe game cards, place them in a small plastic bag with red and white M&Ms, and tie it with ribbon.
- Bookmarks – Head to your local home improvement store and pick up a bunch of paint swatches (pinks, reds, purples, and blues work great), the kind with at least 5 variations of a color. Use a heart-shaped hole punch to punch hearts down either side, and one in the top corner. Tie a ribbon in the corner, and voila, a Valentine bookmark.
- Don’t Change – Purchase enough chocolate coins to have at least 3 per child. Place 3 or more in a small plastic bag and tie it with ribbon. Attach a note that reads “Valentine, don’t ever change”.
If you do actually pursue any of these craft ideas, we’d love to see the finished product. Not only that, but we’ll post photos on our company Facebook page.