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!

59 Responses

  1. Kristin Morris

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

  2. Erin

    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!!!

  3. Renay

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

  4. Diane {Created by Diane}

    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!

  5. Lilianna Grace

    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!

  6. Mara...

    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!!

  7. Monet

    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.

  8. Barbara

    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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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