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.
So the husband is the graphic designer. Let me show you what I gave him to work with.
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.
Next up, I added the heart arrow using a punch and good old scotch tape.
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.
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 :).