Did you ever want to be one of those parents that send handmade Valentine’s card and treat bags with your children to school? I am here to show you how you CAN be that parent with just a few minutes and some simple supplies from Consumer Crafts. I have a super simple idea for Valentine’s Day cards plus two ideas for handmade treat bags that includes one for girls and one for boys.
- Foamies Pom Pom Critters Kit (makes 24) (this is the kit I used also available is the Foamies Valentine Sparkle Critters Kit)
- Gemstones Paper Pack in 4.25 x 5.5 size
- White Card stock
- Circle punch, die for cutter, electronic cutter, paper cutter, or scissors
- Hot glue
Print “Have a FUZZY Valentine’s Day!” on white card stock. Cut with whatever method you have available. I used a circle die with my Sizzix Big Shot. You could even use a pair of scissors or paper cutter and alter the design to a square or rectangle.
The pom pom critters kit comes with everything you need to make your little pom pom guys. My kids loved helping with that part of our Valentines making party. I then just hot glued the critters and the punched paper circles to the precut gemstomes paper. So simple yet cute and gives a handmade touch to your Valentine’s gift giving.
I wanted to send a small bag filled with goodies along with our handmade Valentine’s cards. So the kids and I made handmade treat bags as well. We ended up with one design for boys and another for girls.
- Felties Guitar Shapes (for boys version)
- Foamies Glitter Sticker Sheets (for boys version)
- Foamies Stickers Asst Hearts (for girls version)
- Felties Valentine’s Peace Heart Stickers (for girls version)
- White and black card stock (for boys version)
- Leftover Halloween scrapbook paper sheets (for boys version)
- Kraft Paper Bag White (for both versions)
- Stamp and ink (for girls version)
- Circle punch, die for cutter, electronic cutter, paper cutter, or scissors (for boys version)
- Hot Glue
For the boys treat bags, the felt guitar was my main element. I added “ROCK ON VALENTINE!” printed on card stock. Again I used my Sizzix to cut both the printed white card stock and another circle from black card stock. Use any method of paper cutting you have available to get your elements. You can use scissors or a paper cutter to make a square or rectangular element instead of a circle if desired.
I made all of my elements first and set up a mini assembly line to put together our bags. The first version was not boyish enough for my 7 year old so he insisted on adding the skull element. Thank goodness for leftover Halloween scrapbook paper huh? I used a couple of different sized circle dies to get those skulls out of two sheets of leftover paper.
I actually used hot glue for all of the elements except for the star stickers. It was handy and I like to keep things simple. These will be filled with some candy and delivered to my 7 year old’s classroom come February 14th.
I could not leave my 12 year old daughter out of this little crafting session. She did not want to hand out the “rock on” treat bag to her friends. So we made some girly treat bags as well.
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