Thursday, January 10, 2013

Easy No Candy Valentine: Valentine Pencils {with free printable}

Is it too early to start thinking about Valentine’s day?  This year I have to extra prepared because I don’t know when the next time I will be able to get to a Walmart to get supplies.  

This year I wanted to make each one of my boys’ valentines to be something that they really like.  My middle son is obsessed with drawing, so I wanted to do something with a pencil.  So I came up with this little idea. 
valentine's pencil (4)
This is how I made them:
I made several different saying, one to give to a boy (or girl), one to give to his teacher and then one for the girls.  You can get the free printable here.  I left a space so my son could sign his name at the bottom.
valentine's pencil (1)
I cut the little tags out with my paper cutter, then in the middle of it I made a couple of slits to put in the pencil, they were about 1 inch wide.
valentine's pencil (2)
I slipped the pencil into the slit. 
valentine's pencil (3)
And that’s it!  Super easy and fun!   
valentine's pencil (4)

I would love it if you followed along.
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Southern Scraps said...

Cute and simple. Perfect for mass producing class room Valentines.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

These are so cute! I love the idea of giving pencils to my kids' school class...I know they will get used after all :)

Misty @Creative Itch said...

What a fun idea!!

Holly @ said...

Love this! My son won't eat candy (I wish he would but he has sensory issues and doesn't eat much) so Valentine's is sometimes hard for him at school. Giving pencils as treats is perfect for us. Thanks for sharing this idea and your printable.

Ashley said...

I am so impressed that you have valentines done already! I have a bunch of valentines pencils I bought last year and didn't use, so I'm excited to copy your idea :)

mama faith said...

First, way to go for being on top of it on the V-day treats! Second, I love this idea! Anytime I can do something non-candy related is a plus in my book! Hopping over from the Tatortots link up! Happy Friday!

Rita said...

Darling idea, thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

A fun way to give out pencils!


Mommy of 5 said...
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Mommy of 5 said...

Thank you for sharing your free valentines day printable. We featured your candy free valentine at

Amy said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Needed a printable!

Amy- mtl said...

OMG ! Just discovered your blog ! I love it ! Thanks for all those tutorials !!!