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Handmade Valentines

Handmade Valentines? I know, you don’t have time for crafty cleverness with a classroom set (or two) of kids when you have a life. There is nothing wrong with store bought Valentines, but if you start now, and do a few a day, you can create one of these valentines.  They are only little once; my oldest is a 5th grader and this is his last year of passing out valentines…sniff!

handmade fruit ValentinesI’m not a big fan of candy Valentines…last year, we kept it healthy with fruit Valentines.  I took a poll of each child’s favorite fruit and addressed the valentine that way.

Love Juice water bottle ValentineAnother healthy-ish option, these Love Juice bottles featured at Tatertots and Jello, perfect for passing out to older kids.

A trio of great ideas from AR Mommy…I’m thinking about doing the glasses for my 2nd grader’s class…he’s so proud of his own glasses.

stitched heart handmade Valentine cardsWith cardstock, yarn and plastic needles, you can make these cute heart cards from Parents.

Dinosaur ValentinesAnything in a tube is coolness…check out these dinosaur ones featured on The Twinery Blog?  Upcycle spice jars or purchase them from organizational stores like Storables. These would be perfect for the teachers and special adults in your life.

Love The Day Valentine collageI can always count on Love The Day for fun projects…I Chews You Valentines and You Spice Up My Life Valentines ! Score on tubes from Garnish.

Magnifying glass valentinesI heart these magnifying glasses from Dandee.  I want to do these too!

Robot candy valentinesThese robot Valentines from Lisa Storms use scrap pieces of paper, so your child can pick and choose to their heart’s delight (all pun intended).

Teacher valentine paper fortune cookiesAlso from Lisa Storms, Valentine paper fortune cookies for your teachers.  You could hold on to this ideas for a few months for Teacher Appreciation.

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