Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Easy Valentine Ideas For The Classroom

IMG_6289For the past two years, the kids and I have made little heart shaped crayons for Valentine's Day. They are easy to make and the kids love unwrapping the crayons and breaking them.

I use this pan (used my 40% off coupon off at Michael's), old crayons (Crayolas work the best), a low temp oven, lollipop bags, ribbon, and print outs the following poem (this is just what I came up with):

Dear Friend,
This is a crayon once old and now new
with swirls of colors - red, pink, green and blue

In the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day
So draw, draw, draw whatever you may

This year we decided to do something different. I found some cute pencils at the dollar store (12 for $1) and with a paper heart, some heart stamps, stickers and a pipe cleaner, they became butterflies.


These are great cold weather projects because they do take a while to make, but they are low mess and the kids like doing them - two key elements in my book.


Happy crafting.


Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute! Makes me want little kids again!

LivingTheLife said...

What a fabulous idea...both the crayons and the butterfly pencils...I love it when folks think outside the box. Your children are so lucky to have such a creative mom. The recipients of those gifts will always remember them, too!

blessings...and Happy Valentines Day...


amanda said...

How fun! What a wonderful idea for 2 year olds who make a habit of breaking them anyway! I can't wait to try this with my little one! Any tips on time and temps?

And the butterflies are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing creativity!

Mrs. Furious said...

I need to wife swap with you so I can see how you get all this stuff done! I mean it!

MKHKK said...

Love the crayon idea! We did that at a playdate. It is perfect for the little one's hands to color with.

The butterflies are so cute. I would have had to start in Dec. LOL.