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.
For this project, you will need…
- White cardstock
- Craft knife
- Eraser tips
- Washi tape
Download and print the bullseye printable onto the white cardstock.
Use the scissors to cut each bullseye shape out.
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.
Finish with a pencil eraser tip on one end of the pencil…
…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.
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!
I have to say that the washi tape fletching is probably my favorite part…
…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!
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!
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.