Originally posted at our old sister site, MommyNeedsABreak.com, Catherine Moss of Evolving Motherhood shares a quick, easy, and adorable Valentine’s craft with items found in the Target Dollar Spot. Since this was originally posted in 2013, some items may be different in the dollar spot area today. Also, check out more of Catherine’s Valentine’s crafts here!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but walking through stores you can easily find boxes and boxes of cheap valentines. I don’t mean cheap in the good sense of the word either – more like lame Batman or Barbie Valentine’s Day cards with perforated edges. By the time you’ve spent an hour in the Valentine’s day section of the store watching you child debate the merits of each type of cards and then argued over the $15 bag of treats they simply must get to hand out with their cards you’ve completely lost your mind. Not to mention you are now out $20 for some silly Bieber Fever cards and little bags of junk filled treats.
What to grab from the Dollar Spot bins:
- Valentine’s Day Pencils (they come in packs of 8)
- 1 package of Acid Free Cardstock (comes in a pack of 12 sheets with 4 different Valentine’s day colors)
- 1 package of Valentine’s Day Foam Stickers (These are optional but fun!)
The tools you’ll need:
- Black marker
- Scissors or a paper-cutter
- Hole punch
- Pencil sharpener
Homemade Valentine Directions:
Step 1: Cut the paper into roughly 1 1/2 to 2 inch wide strips. You’ll need one strip per valentine.
Step 2: Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the strips of paper, about an inch in from the ends.
Step 3: Write “I think you’re sharp!” and “From_______” using your child’s name on the paper strips, long ways. Add foam stickers if you like.
Step 4: Sharpen the pencils.
Step 5: Feed the pencils through the holes of the paper strips so the message faces out.
Viola! Cute, inexpensive, easy and practical valentines thanks to the Dollar Spot at Target and about 20 minutes of your time.
The best part? If your kid can wield a pair of scissors and a pen on their own your home free to take a little break while they craft their cards!
Time, money and sanity saved.
Dollar Spot, will you be my Valentine?
Have you figured out Valentine’s Day cards for your kids yet?