Last year we had fun making homemade Valentines for our homeschool group party. The Straw Rockets (they really fly!) and Silly Heart Valentines were big hits. This year my daughter picked out cute holiday-themed pencils to give with her Valentines. I was so proud of what she did with those pencils, I just had to share!
Make your own Heart Butterfly Valentines!
To make your own butterfly Valentines you will need:
- Construction Paper
- Pipe Cleaners
- Valentine-Themed Pencils
- Heart-Shaped Stickers
- Edging Scissors (optional)
- Clear Tape
If your child is making several homemade Valentines, it will speed up the process to have a stack of colorful paper hearts already pre-cut. We used our “fancy scissors” (edging scissors for scrap booking) to cut out two hearts at a time, allowing us to have matching pairs of wings for each butterfly.
Once you have all your hearts cut out, attach a matching pair to the pencil using a piece of clear tape.
Decorate the front of the wings with heart stickers. Let your child get creative with their butterfly Valentines! Maybe they want to have just one heart on each wing; maybe they want a dozen.
Twist half a pipe cleaner around the top of the pencil to form the antennae. You may want to use a small piece of clear tape to keep the pipe cleaner in place.
Write your Valentine’s Day message on the back of the hearts.
These homemade heart butterfly Valentines are simple to make and are sure to fly into the hearts of those that get them.