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One Eyed Valentine

ONE EYED VALENTINE


CRAFT MATERIALS:
Scissors
Red card stock
Hole punch
Heavy red yarn (we used chenille)
Tacky glue
40-millimeter googly eyes
Markers
White paper or card stock

Time needed: About 1 to 2 Hours
1. Cut 1 large heart and 4 smaller ones (ours were 5 1/2 inches and 1 1/4 inches across) from the red card stock. Or use our template.

2. Punch 4 holes in the large heart and 1 in each of the smaller hearts.

3. Cut two 12-inch lengths of yarn, then thread each piece in through an armhole and out through a leg hole. Tie on the hands and feet.

4. Glue on the googly eye, then draw on eyelashes and a smile.

5. Write your message on a small piece of the white paper, then glue it to one of the hands.

Suggested messages:
I've got my eye on you!
We see eye to eye
Eye'm glad you're my friend

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Guppie Valentines

VALENTINE GUPPIES

CRAFT MATERIALS:
Card stock
Glue
Scissors
Marker
Googly eye

Time needed: 30 Minutes or Less
1. From colored card stock or heavy construction paper, cut 2 large heart shapes for the fish's body and 1 small one for the tail.

2. Glue together the 3 hearts to make a fish shape, as shown.

3. Use a paint pen or marker to write a message on the back, then add a mouth and a googly eye to the front.

Tips:
Message Ideas

Best fishes this Valentine's Day!

You're my fish in the sea

You're oceans of fun!

May your fishes come true this Valentine's Day

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Valentine Butterfly

BUTTERFLY VALENTINES

CRAFT MATERIALS:
Card stock or cardboard (optional)
Pencil
Scissors
Construction paper
Colored card stock
Old-fashioned candy stick, in a wrapper
Pipe cleaner
Color-coding sticker dots

Using colored card-stock, cut out the butterfly, make slits for candy stick, add some decorations (cut out shapes of paper, sticker dots, glitter, etc.), insert candy stick and then wrap the pipe cleaner around the top of the candy Add a piece of tape to the back to keep the candy stick securely in place.

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Valentine Butterfly 2

BUTTERFLY 2 VALENTINE

With a body made of chewing-gum sticks and licorice-whip antennae, this valentine will be lucky to make it through lunchtime.

CRAFT MATERIALS:
Sticks of gum
Licorice strings
Construction paper
Scissors
Heart stickers
Tape

Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Place two pieces of string licorice between two sticks of gum, taping the top and bottom closed to secure the antennae in place.

2. Next, cut two heart-shaped wings from construction paper, write your valentine message on them, and secure them to the top stick of gum with a heart sticker. Add other stickers to give personality to your butterfly.
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Valentine Airplane

VALENTINE AIRPLANES


CRAFT MATERIALS:
Thin rubber band
Peppermint Life Savers
Smarties
Cinnamon gum
Heart-shaped stickers

Time needed: Under 1 Hour


1. Thread the rubber band through the holes of two Life Savers, then balance the roll of Smarties between them, across the rubber band.

2. For wings, balance the stick of gum on top, perpendicular to the Smarties, and pull the rubber band up and over each side of the gum to hold it all in place.

3. Decorate the wings with tiny heart-shaped stickers or a message.

Tips:
If smaller fingers are having trouble with all that balancing and stretching, have one person hold the candy in place while another works the rubber band up and over the gum.
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Valentine Pencil Toppers

VALENTINE PENCIL TOPPERS

CRAFT MATERIALS:
Scissors
Craft foam
Permanent markers
Pipe cleaner
Pencil

Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Cut a 1- to 2-inch heart from craft foam. With a permanent marker, print a short message on the front and the name of the giver on back.

2. Now poke an inch of the pipe cleaner through the bottom of the heart, bend it down, and twist it back around the remaining length of pipe cleaner.

3. Coil the pipe cleaner tightly around the pencil. Then gently pull up on the heart so that part of the coil bobs freely above the pencil, with several loops anchored around the eraser end.

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Valentine Lollipops

VALENTINE LOLLIPOPS


CRAFT MATERIALS:
Red and green construction paper or card stock
Scissors
Lollipop
Glue stick

Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. From red construction paper, cut out a heart that's just larger than the lollipop candy and glue it to the wrapper.

2. For the leaves, fold the green paper in half and cut out a leaf shape, leaving the two sides attached at the seam.

3. Unfold the double leaf shape, coat the entire inside surface with glue, and fold it back over the lollipop stem, pressing to secure.

Tips:
If you use cardboard templates, one child can trace and cut hearts while another works on the leaves.

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