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DIY Pencil Valentine’s

Pencil Valentines are a great alternative to the traditional Valentine’s with candy.  My girls always like to give candy along with their Valentine’s to their classmates.  So, last year I challenged my daughter to come up with one that didn’t have candy, she decided on pencils. Then, I asked her to come up with a cute way to attach her name to them, so she decided to attach a piece of card stock to look like a flag.

What you will need:

  • Pencils
  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Glue Stick

The first thing we did was come up with a few clever sayings and print them out!  (Don’t forget to add a from and your child’s name before printing the saying.) We couldn’t decide on one so we used three different sayings.

  • Write on Valentine!
  • You’re The WRITE Friend For Me!
  • Our Friendship Is Just Write!

When creating these sayings,  I added hearts to replace the dot on the I in Valentine and for the dot in the exclamation mark, just to add a little character.

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We then cut out our sayings into 1″ x 3″ rectangles.

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Next, we cut out pink card stock about 2″ x 4″ for our flag.

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Once, we had the flag cut out we punched two holes in one side about 1″ apart.

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Then, we took our pencil and weaved it through the holes and glued our saying in the middle of the flag.

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My daughter had so much fun creating and making these Pencil Valentine’s.

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Here’s a picture of our flags finished and ready to hand out in Tiffany’s classroom.

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The Valentine’s were a big hit with her classmates!



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