Pull out your scrapbooking supplies to create some fun, festive, cupid-worthy valentines:
1. Sweet Treats. Use a large paper punch to punch hearts or circles from heart-themed patterned paper. Adhere over a store-bought lollipop, tie with a festive ribbon, and you’re done!
2. Bookmarks. Bookmarks are fun for kids and adults alike. Cut white cardstock to 2-1/8″ by 5-1/2″, punch a hole in the top for a ribbon, and decorate with heart stamps, die cuts, and stickers. Add a bit of ribbon to the hole at the top, and you’ve got a cute, personalized valentine.
3. Mini-cards. Cut red or pink cardstock to about 2-3/4″ by 5-1/2″. Fold the cards in half. Decorate with stickers, stamps, rub-ons… and maybe even a button or brad or two! Cute, easy, and sweet — particularly when coupled with a Hershey’s kiss.
4. Stitch it up. Create a small card and stamp a simple heart or flower. Thread a needle with red or pink embroidery floss, and stitch over the stamped lines. The result will be an adorable, handmade token of love for your sweetie.
5. Photo finish. For a younger child, print out multiple copies of a small (wallet-sized) photo. Punch with a heart-shaped punch and adhere on the inside of a handmade or purchased valentine. Even non-readers will know who sends them love!
6. X marks the spot. Make good use of all those leftover “X” letter stickers by adding hugs and kisses to your cards. Try a tic-tac-toe theme, using candy conversation hearts in place of Os.
7. Just write. What about making customized mini-notepads? Have your child draw a picture and sign her name, then scan it into the computer and resize to 3×5″. Then print out enough for each child in the class, and trim and adhere to the front of a small spiral-bound notebook. Coupled with a heart-themed pencil, it’s a perfect place to write love notes!