Valentine’s Day is such a fun one for the kidlets. I remember being BEYOND excited to dump out my envelope of goodies. I couldn’t wait to see what my classmates had “mailed” to me.
And can you imagine how you would have felt if a lollipop dressed up like a princess or a knight was waiting for you in your Valentine’s pocket? Oh yeah. It would be that awesome.
Supplies needed to make your own Princess & Knight lollipop Valentines:
- Lollipops (I used Chupa Chups; I like their shape and size)
- Cardstock (I used shades of purple, yellow and grey)
- Decorative Stripes Edge Paper Punch
- Decorative Diamond Fence Edge Paper Punch
- White and Silver Tissue Paper
- Rubber Bands
- Zots Medium Glue Dots
- Yarn (for the princess hair; I used yellow)
- Markers (for the face)
- Printable Shield and Hearts (optional, of course)
Wrap the lollipop in two layers of white tissue paper. Attach it with a rubber band and trim the excess from the body (just so it’s tighter to the lollipop stick).
Fold a piece of square cardstock so you have four triangles. Cut along the folds. Use one triangle for the Princess’s body. Bring the points on the left and right of the triangle in to create the “clothes” for your Princess.
If you’d like to add a bit of flair to the Princess’s costume (I was inspired by the Queen of Hearts here), you can use the printable shield and heart embellishments. The Princess’s hearts can be downloaded here.
You’ll see that the knight also got his own fancy little shield.
This is how you create your own Lollipop Knight in Shining Armour:
Wrap the lollipop in silver tissue paper and secure with a rubber band.
And in the same way that the Princess’s body was created, do the same for the knight, but out of grey cardstock.
Oh my, aren’t they so cute already?
I printed them onto white cardstock and then cut them out by hand. With the quick placement of a glue dot, the Valentines are complete!
This is a project you can tackle yourself, or you can easily get little hands involved as well.
(And watch out… dragons are everywhere!)
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making!”), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we’re up to!