I like making the kids valentines instead of buying them. They are so much more personal, and the kids get to work with glue, paper, and practice writing!
So much better than tons of sugary Vaentines.
What you’ll need:
6″ long contruction paper cut into 1 1/2″ wide strips (2 per valentine)
cutting board/hole punch
pencils for each valentine
clothes pins/paper clips
Take the 12 inch long paper and cut in half.
Cut 1/2 inch slit about 1 1/2 inches from the edge and in the middle of the paper (highlighted in black). Or punch 2 holes into the paper, same location. Do this on every single 6 inch piece of paper.
You will want to lay the papers with the name on the inside and the slits on opposite ends. Otherwise your wholes are going to be at the top or bottom and the arrow won’t go in right.
Allow to dry.
Turn the paper inside to itself until the edges are flush and place a paper clip or clothes pin about an inch in, to hold the heart shape.
Allow to dry.
or flip the paper out to join the to pieces of the bottom of the heart together and place glue on to keep together and place the paper clip/clothes pin together to hold it until it is dry.
You will then have a hole at the top and bottom of the heart. You can put the pencil through the holes like an arrow. you will need to pull it to help shape the heart, especially if you have young children helping you.
Place carefully in a bag and take to school.