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More Paper Love -continued from the article above.

Easy valentines, valentine ideas, valentine lessons, valentine actitivities, valentine crafts, valentine gifts, heart activities, valentine hearts, paper chains, heart paper chain, ideas for valentine centers, ideas for valentines day, ideas for valentine parties, February 14th activities, valentine gifts, heart gifts, heart activiities, heart lessons,

Easy valentines, valentine ideas, valentine lessons, valentine actitivities, valentine crafts, valentine gifts, heart activities, valentine hearts, paper chains, heart paper chain, ideas for valentine centers, ideas for valentines day, ideas for valentine parties, February 14th activities, valentine gifts, heart gifts, heart activiities, heart lessons, Valentine gifts: A Special Pencil.

When school supplies are on super sale during August, I buy packs of pencils for about a dollar.

I save them to decorate and pass out to my students during special times of the year.

You can make a class set of hearts and attach one to the end of a pencil, with a thick glue dot, in about 20 minutes.

Print a copy of the little card that I’ve designed to go with them.  Cut 2 slits and insert the pencil and you’re set!

What a nice Valentine surprise left on their desk.

Valentine Gifts: A Bouquet of Love

Easy valentines, valentine ideas, valentine lessons, valentine actitivities, valentine crafts, valentine gifts, heart activities, valentine hearts, paper chains, heart paper chain, ideas for valentine centers, ideas for valentines day, ideas for valentine parties, February 14th activities, valentine gifts, heart gifts, heart activiities, heart lessons, As I was fooling around making the hearts, it occurred to me that they would be cute flowers if I stuck them to the top of a green Popsicle stick.

I LOVE how more ideas pop into my head as I’m “playing.”

Students can make 1, 2, or even 3 flowers for their Dixie cup vase. I folded a green strip in half and then in half again and cut the smaller strips, to make leaves.

Easy valentines, valentine ideas, valentine lessons, valentine actitivities, valentine crafts, valentine gifts, heart activities, valentine hearts, paper chains, heart paper chain, ideas for valentine centers, ideas for valentines day, ideas for valentine parties, February 14th activities, valentine gifts, heart gifts, heart activiities, heart lessons, You might want to make these strips skinnier so they look a bit different and fit on the Popsicle stick better. I used glue dots to adhere everything to the stick.

I looked for Dixie cups that were a solid color, or had a nice pattern that would look like a vase.

Tip the cup upside down; using a knife, make as many slits as you need and then insert the assembled heart flowers.

Adjust the height ‘til you have an appealing arrangement. I’ve also made a little card students can include with their bouquet. Click on the link to view/download the Heart Activities.

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