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Simple Valentine's Day Treats

Hi!  I wasn't feeling much like creating anything too complicated for my kids' classmates/teachers for Valentine's Day.  We just bought some candy for the kids and cute heart shaped boxes of See's Candies for the teachers.  I don't know, I was just feeling a bit lazy.  But my older son wanted to pass out pencils so okay, I guess I could do something with these pencils I bought from Walmart.  Pretty inexpensive, I think they were 99 cents for a 12 pack.  So I remembered this post about making foam pencil toppers, see HERE.  (You should check out the post, she even used cookie cutters to make imprints on the foam to cut out.  She had lots of fun ideas).  Pretty easy and fast and quick, and I had some leftover foam from my Angry Birds.

I used MFT's heart die to cut out hearts in different colored foam.  The foam is pretty thin.

After cutting the hearts out, I just held them in half and cut 2 slits with my scissors that were just big enough for me to slide the pencil through.  So simple!

My son wrote his name on the back of the hearts with a Sharpie.  We made 20 this time though I know there are less kids than that because somehow he didn't have enough Angry Birds to pass out during Christmas.  I had made an exact amount of Angry Birds for his class but I think he lost track when he started passing them out so a couple of his classmates didn't get one.  Oh well.  So this time I made sure to send a couple extra.

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for reading!


Now that is one clever inexpensive idea for those kiddies...
Great project Eva...
Alyce said…
Eva these are adorable!! Great idea! Happy Valentines Day :)
Lorraine said…
I like these - simple enough for me, lol. It's about time you take a break! My son refuses to give anything for valentine's day - typical boy - but at least that gives me a break - ha!
Rachel Parys said…
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Cheryl said…
Cute pencils! At least you did something crafty. I only bought snacks and those paper valentines. Although I did make simple little valentines for the preschoolers, but I forgot to take a picture, not that they were even that picture worthy. I think I was too busy packing the goody bags and trying to get them to school on time.
RiNNE said…
Too cute!! Thanks for sharing! They're lovely!

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