Didn’t you know Valentine’s Day and pencils go hand in hand?
Well, you need a pencil to write the card you’re gonna give to your sweetie, right? Because if you’re anything like me you write, second-guess, erase, rewrite, third-guess, erase, rewrite and so on and so on…
So I declare pencils the official writing apparatus of Valentine’s Day!
Ok- now that we have that out of the way, this craft will make sense.
I saw this over at the sweet site Making Memories… and have had it bookmarked since “Back to School” time.
And since I have decided that pencils are “synonymous with Valentine’s Day” I knew that now was the time!
Here’s what you need for Valentine’s Pencils:
- Yellow construction paper
- Pink Construction paper
- double sided tape
- hot glue gun
- Hershey’s Kisses
- I used Mentos for the pencil, but Erin used Rolos
- aluminum foil
- Black Sharpie
- Pinking Shears-optional
Here’s what you do:
- I used Mentos because there are so many kids with allergies and these seemed to be the best option.
- Hot glue a Hershey Kiss to the end of the Mentos.
- Cover the pencil with foil and twist the foil at the tip, over the Kiss, and if you have a little too much, just snip it off…
- I colored the tip with the Sharpie to look like the tip of a pencil.
- Now cut your yellow construction paper to wrap your “pencil”, leaving about an inch at the end unwrapped.
- If you want, trim the bottom edge with your pinking shears
- Use double sided tape to adhere the paper.
- Now tightly roll it up.
- Now start your eraser. Using your pink paper, trace the top of the candy, making a circle and hot glue that to the top of the Mento (top of the eraser)
- Now cut your pink paper, to wrap it around the top to make the eraser. about 3/4″
- Now line the pink paper with double sided tape and roll it up. Leaving a small strip of foil showing.
I wrote on the pencil a Valentine’s message with my black Sharpie.
And if you would like to attach your child’s Valentine, punch a hole in the corner…
and tie on with a ribbon.
*Sorry about the lack of instructional pictures in this post. The internet “ate” them when I did a server move.
Hope the instructions help!