How to make easy Valentine’s for your child’s class with sidewalk chalk. These would also make GREAT party favors!
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Mama is tired. Today, February 13th, is a half day at our school- so is tomorrow. I worked really hard to finish up these cute Valentine’s for the boys’ classmates… 45 Valentine’s total. I ordered exactly enough sidewalk chalk (a mistake). Three broke in transit leaving me with math problems.
Thinking I could run to the Dollar Tree quick and pick some up was a mistake. Pretty much any store trip with three kids is a mistake. It’s absolutely exhausting- which is why I’ll sometimes spend three hours making something from scratch to avoid a trip to the store.
Also the Dollar Tree was out. So my older sons’ classmates each got 3 sidewalk chalk and the preschooler’s classmates are getting two each. It’ll be fine?! I’m too tired to do anything else.
So if you decide to do this, plan for two things:
- Buy more than you need in case they break in the mail
- Plan to transport them to school so your kids don’t crack them against a door, causing them all to spontaneously combust
These would probably make great party favors too, or you can check out my list of The BEST Party Favor Ideas for Kids.
If this isn’t your jam, last year I did invisibility ink pens for Valentine’s cards.
- I bought these 3-3/5 Inch x 6 Inch Clear Plastic Bags , but these 4×6 bags are cheaper. ($8.45 for mine, I had leftovers)
- Chalk City – 136 Pack 17 Colors Jumbo Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set Great for Playground Outdoor use, or Gift for Birthday Party ($16.89)
- Optional: Heavy weight white cardstock. I used regular 8.5×11 computer paper because I didn’t have anything else.
Total price: $25.34 or $0.56 per Valentine
This doesn’t require much work. Start by printing your printable. There’s four per sheet.
Sign up below to get the free printables- there’s a version for Valentine’s and a version for party favors!
Have your child(ren) add their name and their classmates’ names. This is great writing practice.
My kids LOVED cutting their Valentines out too. Again- great practice. Once cut, each one needs to be folded neatly. Again- I put the kids to work here.
Add two or three sidewalk chalk per bag.
Fold the Valentine around the top of the bag of chalk, staple in place. I used two staples per bag.
Even though this was a bit more rough than I wanted, I still think the project came out SUPER cute so I’m going to share. The boys were happy and helped “assembly line” the process.
Need other Valentine’s Day Ideas? Make a cute boys’ Valentine’s shirt with my free Cricut cut file. Check out these easy personalized (naughty) boxers for your significant other.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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