Valentine Printable For the Little Ones

This Valentine is a fun play on words, but most importantly it is a non-candy Valentine that can keep the kiddos busy. A teacher’s favorite kind. Trust me, I know (I was a teacher). They print off four to a sheet and are just dandy the way they are. If you want to include a pencil you could just washi tape one and be done. I got a little more crafty and had my pencil become an arrow that is piercing the heart.

#Printable #Valentine Non Candy with #Arrow Pencil

So the husband is the graphic designer. Let me show you what I gave him to work with.

#Printable #Valentine Non Candy with #Arrow Pencil - 4 to a page

Then I sit behind him and boss him around and drive him crazy. I love watching him work though. Kind of like how I love watching the stylist cut my hair. It all feels so random, but the end product is awesome.

I created some picture tutorials to walk you through the steps. The first step is to cute them into 1/4th’s. Then I laid down my pencil to see where I wanted my slits. I used an Exacto knife to cut slits and fed my pencil through.

Inserting Pencil Into Valentine

Next up, I added the heart arrow using a punch and good old scotch tape.

Adding the #Arrow #printable #Valentine

Then it was time to give my arrow some feathers. I cut a 1.5 inch strip of paper, folded it in half and that just started cutting at an angle to get a plethora of little feathers, which I taped on in the same fashion as the heart.

Feathers on #Arrow for #printable #valentine

This is the kind of project that works best in steps…think assembly line. First insert all the pencils, then punch and attach all the hearts and then cut and attach all the feathers. Then your Valentine is ready to be enjoyed :).

#Printable #Valentine Non Candy with #Arrow Pencil

 

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Megan
Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • Ann Marie @ whbs

    adorable!!! I love the little heart on the arrow. Pinned!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks AM!

  • Kim Berch

    very cute. thanks for sharing the printable!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you & you’re welcome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.quach.7 Stephanie Quach

    Oh my word… this is so cute!!! I love how you got hubby to work for you. (while bossing him around as he’s doing it, no less!) Tell him we say thanks! :) No, really… THANK YOU!!!! This is going to be the one pin that my middle son will choose for his Vday cards this year. :) I have so many ideas pinned so all 3 can choose, betcha middle one chooses this! Have a great rest of the week!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      You are welcome! The whole time I was snapping pics my 4 y.o. was begging to do the maze :).

  • http://www.facebook.com/hmmilton Heidi McCarty Milton

    This is perfect for my class, Megan! Thank you, thank you!
    xo Heidi

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks Heidi. Hope your class enjoyed them.

  • http://twitter.com/SUPERMOM_Kelli Kelli Wilson

    Those are so cute!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you!

  • Margaret V

    Thank you so much for sharing this. We’re strapped lately and I’m working so many jobs I barely have the time or energy to do extras like this. This was a perfect, quick, thoughful, inexpensive gift. I’m so thrilled to be able to give my sons’ school friends a little treat for V-day. Thank you again!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      You are very welcome. Glad it helps. I know all too well how the little stuff adds up quick when you are trying to eek by.

  • Melissa Lea-Wood

    Oh that so cute, the little ones will love this!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thank you.

  • christa reinhart

    Love this idea and will be making these for my kids. I be blogging about it tomorrow over at http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Glad it worked out and thanks for the shout out :)

      Sent from my iPad

  • http://www.facebook.com/rowenarb Rowena Rawlins Bunce

    These are ah-MAZE-ing!!! Thank you so much to you and your husband for your work and for sharing!! My son loves mazes so these are perfect for his valentines. Thank you!!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Haha! You are welcome :)

  • Janice Varga

    Thanks, I printed these and made them with my granddaughter for her class.

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      What a fun grandma you are! You are welcome.

  • Nancy

    Thank you for you inspiration and creativity. You are ah-MAZE-ing!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Haha! Thanks :)

  • sarah

    adorable! thanks for sharing

  • Michelle N

    Great Valentine. I’m going to be using them for an organization in Colorado called Project Valentine. We make Valentines, put together gift bags and hand them out on Valentines Day to cancer patients receiving treatment. I’m trying to get a head start with some pencils I picked up after Valentines Day and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      That just makes me so happy! I’m so glad to see that our work is helping a good cause. Thank you so much for the important and kind work you are doing!