January 21, 2014

Bullseye Valentines with Pencil Arrows

As a mom of a boy, it can be challenging to come up with Valentine’s Day classroom ideas that aren’t overly sentimental or mushy. Today’s printable valentine idea is one that is terrific for boys or girls. These bullseye valentines, which feature a pencil outfitted as a cute arrow, are sure to hit the mark with any recipient, and parents will love that they are 100% candy-free! So grab you little helpers, and let me show you how easily these come together.

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

For this project, you will need…

Directions:

Download and print the bullseye printable onto the white cardstock.

Use the scissors to cut each bullseye shape out.

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

With the craft knife, make two 3/4″ vertical slits that are about 1/2″ apart through the center portion of each of the bullseye shapes. Slide a pencil through each pair of slits, as shown.

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

Finish with a pencil eraser tip on one end of the pencil…

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

…and washi tape “fletching” on the other end. To create the fletching, cut 2 approximately 3″ pieces of washi tape, and fold each along either side of the eraser end of the pencil, as shown. Trim each folded piece at an angle for an authentic look.

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

All finished!

So easy to make and fun to receive, this is a classroom valentine that is sure to be a hit with kiddos and parents alike!

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

I have to say that the washi tape fletching is probably my favorite part…

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

 

…and I love that this is a project that kids can take a major part in, as each and every step is achievable for crafters of any skill level!

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

Adorable! Bullseye valentines with free printables. A great candy-free classroom treat idea!

 

Love the pencil arrow concept? Be sure to also check out these cute Pencil Arrow Valentines.

And the little bookworms in your life are sure to love these Printable Valentine Bookmarks!

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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8 Responses to Bullseye Valentines with Pencil Arrows

  1. Crystal January 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    Great idea!! I love that the kids can help. Pinning :)

  2. Heather Walter January 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    AHHH! These are so adorable! Practical, cute and great for those times when you’d rather not give out candy. Lots of schools don’t seem to let you bring edibles to school parties at all anymore. Something like this would be perfect!

  3. Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe January 29, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Oh my Amy! These are darling and so clever! Pinning!

  4. lissy January 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    hi! i just loved the bullseye printable! i will do them for my son’s kindergarten friends. where do you buy the pencils? thanks a lot!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

      Hi, Lissy! I found the pencils at Target in their dollar section. Thanks for visiting!

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