Valentine’s Day is coming, and I’m sure your kids are stoked! Mine have been planning their Valentine’s mailboxes since last February.
In terms of the Valentines themselves, we’re a bit lazy. I’m one of those last-minute shoppers at Wal-mart, wondering where all the non-girly, no-tattoo boxes of Valentine’s went for my son.
So, I’m super stoked to show you a bunch of ideas you can make. Hopefully, these ideas will get your cupid-themed brain working.
Who doesn’t love Ring Pops? They’re candy and jewelry.
Actually, I didn’t even like suckers as a child, but I would have given my entire supply of conversation hearts for some of that bling.
Ring Pops are HUGE, and a great way to tell your recipient that he or she is a gem of a friend.
As a writer of a world-famous blog here, I’ve a bit of a soft spot for this next idea. (Frankly, they’re all tickling my punny bone.)
Print out “I think you are just write” a few dozen times, and cut it into a heart shape.
Raid your pencil and pen drawer for the ones that don’t have teeth marks all over, slip them into a slit, and voilà!
A Star Wars nerd, am I. Liked it before it was so ubiquitously popular, I did.
Fortunately, bringing it all back and within reach of this new generation makes it so your kids’ class will understand who Yoda is.
Plus, you’re giving away GLOW STICKS. Yoda best, Valentine.
Every parent loves a healthy option. You’ve gotta balance all that candy consumption somehow, right?
So wrap up a few clementine oranges, and let everyone know that s/he sure is a cutie.
Our class would KNOT be the same without you!
These bear a simple message, an easy pun, and a good way to give another sugar-free Valentine.
If you can’t tell from the picture, those are braided friendship bracelets. If you’ve got the extra time, add a special touch by whipping them yourselves.
Hit two pun birds with one heart by printing out a few “So glad we’re in the same school” cards.
Get it? School of fish, and school of children?
You can gift them with goldfish crackers or Swedish fish. Yum!
Speaking of fish, we’re done with those. Let’s talk gumballs, instead.
Would you “chews” these to give away?
These are a quick assemble, with bulk gumballs and a trip to the printer.
Banana…. remember that one?
Children telling that joke love saying “Orange you glad…” over and over. It’s hilarious.
That is why “Orange you glad we’re friends” will be a big hit at school, even if they’ve never seen orange segment candy in their lives.
Ah, Cheez-its, one of my guilty snack obsessions.
I know kids love crunching through a bag or two, as well.
So, we’re combining the cheesiest pun on here with a guaranteed winner. Plus, it’s another healthy option.
You’re one in a melon. Really.
Watermelon candies are some of my favorites. So fruity; so squishy. I could eat them all without sharing.
If I gave this Valentine to you, you’d know that I really meant it.
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