I love finding candy-free Valentine’s Day ideas for my kids to hand out to friends at school! Today I’m sharing a super cute idea for making kits filled with supplies for kids to make their very own bracelet, including plenty of bead “gems” and a free printable bag topper. I love this this is a creative valentine card classroom treat idea that allows kids to add some imagination to their Valentine’s Day celebrations! Read on for the full how-to for how these valentine card bracelet kits come together.
For these valentine card bracelet kits, you will need…
“You’re a Gem” Valentine Bag Toppers << Click link for FREE download
- White cardstock
- 3×4.75″ cellophane treat bags
- Assorted pony beads
- Heart pony beads
- White elastic cord
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To begin, download the PDF bag toppers onto your computer, and use your printer to print the bag toppers onto white cardstock. Cut each one out with a paper trimmer or scissors, repeating as many times as needed for the desired number of finished bags.
Write the sender’s name onto each topper. Fold the toppers in half lengthwise and set aside.
Fill the treat bags with a handful of assorted beads. Add an 8-inch length of the elastic cord to each bag.
Fold the top edge of each bag under by about 1 inch. Slip one of the folded toppers over the folded edge, and staple along each outside edge to secure.
In no time at all, you will have a passel of creative, fun valentines to hand out to classroom friends, neighbors and more!
I love that these valentines are not only unique and incredibly affordable, but they also allow kids to be creative and show their personal flair!
To make a bracelet from the kit, simply slip the beads onto the elastic cord, and then tie in a knot to secure. (Children might need to trim away a bit of the cording for a proper fit.)
I hope you’re inspired to think outside of the (candy) box this year when it comes to Valentine’s Day goodies!
And, if you’re on the lookout for even more fun, creative Valentine’s Day ideas, check out some of my other ideas below!
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