Lollipop Valentines: Easy Valentine's Day Classroom Craft
Want a creative, easy, yet super-frugal idea for your child's classroom Valentines this year? All this one requires is a camera, a bag of lollipops, and a pair of scissors. It's as easy as 1-2-3. These lollipop valentines would be great to pass out in the classroom or to give to friends and family. Here's how I made them:
1. I took a photo of each of my kids with their hand outstretched as if holding on to a lollipop (This took a little explaining for my 7-year-old son. He didn't quite “get” why he couldn't hold on to the actual lollipop).
2. I uploaded the photos on to my computer and added the Happy Valentine's Day border at Walgreens.com. You'll find it when you click on the “edit” feature as “add a border.” (Frugal Tip: From now until 2/12 you can enter coupon code LOVE25 to get 25 prints FREE when you order 25 prints at Walgreens. This includes these custom 4×6 Valentine prints – SUPER FRUGAL!). I placed my order online and they were ready to pick up just 45 minutes later.
3. After I picked up the photos, I inserted a lollipop through a tiny hole I made at the top of each child's hand with a sharp pair of scissors and then out through another tiny hole at the bottom of their hand on the photo. If needed, you can secure the lollipop with a piece of tape on the back.
That's it. You've got a frugal, unique and fun lollipop Valentine's Day card that costs less than the packs you buy in the store.
A big thanks goes out to 24-7-365 for providing creative inspiration on this one!