After Christmas, my children begin to look forward to Valentine’s Day. They love creating cute little gifts for their friends and handwriting cards and notes to hand out in class, and I always try to come up with a fun and creative way for them to show a little love to their friends and teachers! So this year I came up with what I think is my all-time favorite Valentine’s Day idea! We created these really cute bracelet kit DIY valentines for my children to hand out!
- Heart Shaped Pony Beads
- Jelly Cord
- Tin with Window Lid
- Mod Podge & Foam Brush OR Glue Dots
- Free DIY Valentines Printable HERE
These bracelet kit DIY valentines are so simple to make! My kids are 4 and 8 and it is completely doable for them to make these kits with only a little help from me, with my 8 year old taking the lead more then my 4 year old. Just be sure to give your children kid-safe scissors if they are cutting!
We simply filled the tins with as many beads as a young child would need to make a bracelet, plus a few extra. The photos are a little extra full of beads just because I wanted you to see how pretty they are! But 20-30 beads per tin is actually sufficient.
Then I cut a piece of Jelly Cord and added that on top of the beads. I like to allow for a little extra room on the cord when children are making bracelets, so I cut the jelly cord pieces to be about 10″ long.
Then I simply trimmed the tags that you can download for free HERE and used Mod Podge to glue the rectangle tag on the front of the tin and the round tag on the top.
Have your children sign their name on the top tag and these DIY valentines are ready to hand out to all their friends!
And aren’t they just adorable!? I know my children are going to love handing this out this year!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.