When I was in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was my favorite holiday. Every year, you passed out Valentine’s to your best friends and classmates and brought them home in cute little mailboxes that you decorated with stickers and craft pomp oms. So, I thought I’d make some super cute candy Valentine’s that you and your child can make together for their Valentine’s Day party that your kids can pass out during their class party.
- Plastic sandwich baggies
- Glue gun and glue
- Scrap paper
- Candy – I chose to do a monochromatic heart and candy, but you can use regular M&Ms too. Here are some other ideas: jelly beans, conversation hearts, red hots, raisins, marshmallows, gum drops, etc.
- White letter labels: OL237
Step 1: Fold a piece of paper in half. Draw half of a heart on one side of the fold.
Step 2: Keep the paper folded and cut out half the heart with your scissors. When you’re finished cutting, you should have a whole heart. The heart I made is 5 ¾” x 4”.
Step 3: Draw pencil marks ½” around one the inside of your heart.
Step 4: Connect the dots with the marks to make another heart inside your heart shape.
Step 5: Cutout the inside of the heart. This will serve as your template.
Step 6: Tape your template onto the bottom of your piece of cardstock. You should be able to get two hearts out of the piece of paper.
Step 7: Cut around your template so you get your first heart.
Step 8: Tape your template again on the top part of your paper.
Step 9: Cut around the heart and the inside of the heart. This second heart should look like your template.
Step 10: Put your candy in a plastic sandwich baggie.
Step 11: Place your bag of candy on top of your first heart. You’ll be able to see if you have too much or too little candy in the bag. The key is to have a good ½” of heart around the candy. You’ll want to maneuver your candy so it’s in the shape of your heart.
Step 12: Staple the plastic baggie to the edge of the heart. This will act as a sealer.
Step 13: Trim the excess plastic baggie so it’s the same shape and size as your heart.
Step 14: Hot glue your second heart to the bottom heart. You’ll be sandwiching the plastic baggie in between the two hearts. Make sure the candy is in the window of the second heart.
Step 15: Use your letter labels to write cute “conversation heart” messages.
Here are some message ideas:
Real Love, Let’s Kiss, Be True, Hug Me, Hot Stuff, Love You, Text Me, My Girl, True Love, All Mine, Be Mine, BFF