Valentine’s Pencils

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 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!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Runde
Runde's Room

What a great idea – now I'm torn between your idea and "apple cupcakes" for the first day of school. Maybe I'll do these for the last day of school.

BigBearswife
BigBearswife

Cute!! would be a great teacher gift too!

alison
alison

I want to make these for the summer workshops! Thanks for this very wonderful idea!
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Anna Dawn
Anna Dawn

LOVE THIS! I made some for my daughter's teachers and classmates. Thanks for the super awesome tutorial! I posted them on my blog:

http://memoriesbyannadawn.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day.html

Lesa McMahon
Lesa McMahon

so cute! i shared it with my facebook page followers here… http://www.facebook.com/freek12edu

Sweet Sins
Sweet Sins

These pencils are so stinkin cute!! I love them!!

Cookie Sleuth
Cookie Sleuth

So cute!

Diana
Diana

Hi, nice to meet you. Those are so cute and I was looking for something to make my grandkids, Perfect!!! LOL Drop by blog anytime.

Diana

Eliana
Eliana

Awww – how adorable! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day 🙂

Sheri@childmade.com
Sheri@childmade.com

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

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}

Well, that is just adorable!

Meaghan Luby
Meaghan Luby

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

Leslie
Leslie

Ohhh my..those are darling and uber creative!

Sagerclan
Sagerclan

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

Joan Corson
Joan Corson

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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