Is your child’s classroom requesting a non-candy Valentines to be sent to school this year? If you have little ones at home this might be the perfect idea to send. These homemade Valentines are fun little craft stick puzzles that your kiddos can help create! Add them to your Valentine’s Day crafts for kids to-do list!
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We usually send Valentines without candy each year, we have done beaded necklace Valentines, and glow bracelet ninja Valentines, but this is the first year it was actually requested! I was happy when I figured out a fun homemade Valentine that V could actually help me create. She will be proud to pass them out to all of her little friends at school.
- Craft Sticks. (We buy these in bulk!)
- Permanent Markers.
- Washable Markers.
- Snack Size Baggies.
How to make your Craft Stick Puzzle Valentines:
Watch us make them here:
Start by taping your sticks together. I used 8 sticks each. Then flip over and draw a fun Valentine’s Day design using your permanent markers.
Hand it over to your little one to fill in your hearts and swirls. Or even the whole thing… Washable markers will be a bit lighter letting your design show through. Once they are all colored, take the tape off, and place the pieces in a snack bag. Seal and write on the front. “Love you to pieces!” and your To: and From:
These will be so fun for them to pass out. Make sure to make one or two extra to keep at home for your little one to play with!
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I love this idea! It will be a fun Easter basket stuffer too!