Easy Valentine’s Project
My kindergarter needed to make valentines for all the kids in his classroom. I was wanting to find a fun project for him to work on, without having to spend a bunch of money on supplies.
I looked over our “craft crap” section in our garage to see what I could use.
I had a lot of brand new, sparkly pencils that I could use. I counted them to find I had exactly 31. Exactly the same number of kids in his class! Perfect!
I also had a bunch of left-over card stock, from a previous project, that were already cut in 1″x4″ strips that I could use as “tags”. I used a hole punch to cut holes at the end of each.
- Pencils (whichever quantity is needed)
- Card stock cut in 1″x4″ strips (same quantity as pencils)
- Glue Stick
- Using Word, write Happy Valentine’s Day! in the number of times needed. Print it out, and cut into individual labels.
- Use a glue stick to attach each Valentine’s “label” to the 1″x4″ cardstock.
- On the opposite side of the cardstock, attach another label “From” using his glue stick (my son wrote his name on each after the “From”).
- Use yarn to attach the labels to the pencils. (Tip: I used a bit of hot glue to attach the yarn to the metal tip of the pencil near the eraser to keep the yarn from slipping off.)
Repeat for the number of Valentine’s you need
We set up our project assembly line style (as opposed to completing an entire pencil by itself). I don’t know which way would be faster to complete, but this gave my son good practice on each of the skills of the project (ie. gluing on the labels, writing his name, etc.)
And now he’s all set to give and receive Valentine’s for his class