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Valentine’s Pencils

Overhead view of Happy Valentine's Day 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?
 
 
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 you could use Rolos too!
  • 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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59 comments on “Valentine’s Pencils”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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