Every year my daughter brings home creative homemade Valentines from other kids and I often think two things 1) Where do parents find the time to help their kids make these and 2) I should help my daughter do something like that next year.
So, this year, my daughter mentioned she wanted to make butterfly pencil holders for her classmates. She insisted it’s easy – and frugal (I think that’s my word for 2018), and she was right!
Butterfly Pencil Holder Valentine
What you need:
- Construction paper - choose whatever colours of construction paper you want (my daughter is partial to blue).
- Pencils (you can get some really nice Valentine’s Day ones at the Dollar Store or, as my daughter chose, glittery ones that are good for any time of year.
- Markers, stickers, pipe cleaner, etc. for decorating
Fold the paper in half and then along the crease draw a butterfly wing shape (you may be able to fit two in one 8.5x11” sheet of construction paper. Cut along the line, careful not to cut along the crease.
Once the butterfly shape is cut out, make a 1” slit near the top and bottom along the crease to slip the pencil through.
Decorate the butterflies using whatever materials you have on hand: pipe cleaners, googly eyes, markers or stickers.
Stick the pencil through the slits and voila! Valentine done!
Do your kids make their own Valentines every year? If so, we’d love to hear what you create and how! Leave a comment and let us know.