Valentine’s Pencils

 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!
On board?
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
  • scissors
  • 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.
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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!

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Samantha
February 3, 2011 3:51 pm

Super cute! What a great idea for kids!
Thanks for sharing

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Cinderell@'s wereld
February 3, 2011 3:53 pm

Love it!!:-) Cinderell@

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*Angela*
February 3, 2011 4:20 pm

so super cute! I love this idea and may snatch it for valentines treats for my nieces and nephew. TFS!

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Kristin Morris
February 3, 2011 4:28 pm

This is too adorable!!! I was going to make conversation heart cookies, but I am thinking this is much less time consuming and fun!!!

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Erin
February 3, 2011 4:30 pm

Thank you so much for linking back to me. I am honored that you liked our project! I just love your blog and make so many of your recipes.

Your pencils look fantastic!!!

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Sue
February 3, 2011 4:39 pm

I saw this on Erin's site too. Your pencils look perfectly darling! I'm sure all the kids will love them!

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Renay
February 3, 2011 4:45 pm

Absolutely LOVE IT!!!
I am an educator and I will definitely use this idea for
TEACHERS APPRECIATION WEEK (First week of May).
Thanks!!!

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ChiTown Girl
February 3, 2011 4:48 pm

So cute!!! I clicked over from Chalk Talk, and I'm so glad I did. I'm immediately adding you to my blogroll! :)

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Diane {Created by Diane}
February 3, 2011 4:54 pm

They look amazing!What a fun project. I love things like that, and how candy can turn into other things. I made Hershey kiss roses last year, they were fun!
You always have such great posts Shelly!

here is the link to the Hershey roses. LOL, you'll get the idea, the photos are blurry, wow really blurry! Took them before I knew I was ever going to have a blog :)

http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com/2010/02/candy-rosebuds-for-valentines-day-is.html

I thought you'd think it was fun. You can put them on pencils!!!! Then they would be another super Valentine treat :) but I think your is cuter!

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Lilianna Grace
February 3, 2011 5:00 pm

These are absolutely adorable! I showed them to my 8 year old daughter this morning and she loved them too. We were both sad because we just finished up her Valentines treats last night!(Had to do them early because we are going out of town).But I am definately going to print these out for next year! Thanks for sharing!

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Sweetened by Kagi
February 3, 2011 5:31 pm

This is a super cute idea! Thank you for sharing :)

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Just call me "B"
February 3, 2011 7:35 pm

These are too cute! I just linked them on my blog! Adorable!

http://www.3qtguys.blogspot.com

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Jenn @ BentoForKidlet
February 3, 2011 8:45 pm

So cute! What a fun idea 😀 And yes, that sounds very very wrong lol

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Sara Tea
February 3, 2011 9:56 pm

you are so cute it's ridiculous. this makes me wish I was a kid again.

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Tia
February 3, 2011 10:11 pm

i would never think to do this – love it! you're creative.

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Mari
February 3, 2011 10:56 pm

This is lovely! I am sure my girls will love it!
Thanks for sharing.

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Manni
February 3, 2011 10:59 pm

WOW!!! LOVE IT!!!
I'm going to have to try these out!! You are amazing!! I'm actually going to make this for my co-workers : D

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Joanna
February 4, 2011 12:32 am

These are the cutest! Too bad so many schools are going candy free for Valentines now. Buggers!

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Raina
February 4, 2011 1:23 am

Love Erin's blog too. Your pencils came out perfect. Too cute for Valentine's Day:)

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Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop
February 4, 2011 1:56 am

SO Cute!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

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scrapstampcrazy
February 4, 2011 3:02 am

great idea

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Mima
February 4, 2011 9:00 am

What a great pencil !!!
Awesome idea for valentines, a birthday party, a treat …

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grace
February 4, 2011 3:00 pm

what a majorly fun idea! indeed, the option for erasing is always good when it comes to writing love notes. :)

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Mara...
February 4, 2011 6:04 pm

There are so super cute!!! Anybody would love this for a Valentine, thanks for the great step-by-step.

And I made your sugar cookie truffles last weekend for a party and they were a huge hit. Thanks for all the baking inspiration!!

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ValeVanilla
February 4, 2011 8:24 pm

Simply…fabulous!!!!!! ValeVanilla

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[email protected]
February 4, 2011 9:56 pm

Those are really fun! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

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Holly
February 4, 2011 10:28 pm

Loving the pencils with Mentos!!:) So cute:)

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Doodle Bugs Paper
February 5, 2011 10:17 pm

such a cute Valentin idea!!

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Snappy
February 5, 2011 10:22 pm

I'm SO making these for V-day! Thanks for sharing the directions and the idea. Kudos!

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The Girl in the Pink Dress
February 6, 2011 4:45 am

soooo cute!!!

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Monica H
February 6, 2011 5:31 am

These are too cute. "Write" on Valentine.

cheeseball? yes!

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Monet
February 6, 2011 6:24 am

This is adorable! I want to make a pair for my niece and nephew. What a fun Valentine's Day Craft. Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. May your Sunday be one of peace and love.

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Chic Cookies
February 6, 2011 1:25 pm

so super cute! I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

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MaryBeth
February 6, 2011 6:07 pm

The cutest thing I have seen in a great while….I love it!

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Megan
February 6, 2011 7:29 pm

These are so cute! It's crafts like this make me wish I still had a Girl Scout troop. :)

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Reeni
February 7, 2011 1:21 am

OMG these are super cute!!!!

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Tiff
February 7, 2011 1:44 am

How cute is that. Looks like it would be super fast to make. Thanks for the tutorial!

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Joy
February 7, 2011 2:24 am

These are cute giveaways.

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[email protected]
February 7, 2011 6:03 am

Uber cute! And I love that they're consumable. Thanks for sharing … I'll be linking.

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February 7, 2011 6:25 am

nice

i like it

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Amanda
February 7, 2011 12:24 pm

Oh my gosh this is so awesome! LOVE!

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Kristan
February 7, 2011 1:14 pm

You are obviously the best mom EVAH!! The kids are going to love these!!

You go on with yo crafty self!!

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SweetSugarBelle
February 7, 2011 3:28 pm

This is BEYOND cute!!! My kids would love. Maybe we aren't doing cookies this year!!!

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Barbara
February 7, 2011 4:13 pm

Those are so cute! I wish I had kids still at home to do a project like this. It was always so much fun, doing things like this together!

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Joan Corson
February 7, 2011 5:30 pm

Cutest idea I've ever seen for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing

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Sagerclan
February 7, 2011 11:14 pm

so cute! I linked to this post on my blog today.
http://whatwouldangelado.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-fun.html

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Leslie
February 8, 2011 5:14 pm

Ohhh my..those are darling and uber creative!

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Meaghan Luby
February 8, 2011 5:39 pm

this is so cute! thanks for sharing! my lil cousin's are going to lose it when we make these!! 😀
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
@ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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bridget {bake at 350}
February 9, 2011 11:19 pm

Well, that is just adorable!

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[email protected]
February 10, 2011 2:38 pm

So clever! Yours has made this week's top 10 most popular, and will be featured in this week's newsletter! Great job!

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