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Sweet Homemade Valentines

With a few arts-and-crafts essentials (and a handful of treats), your kids can take their classroom valentines to a whole new level.

Learning Benefits

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Fine Motor Skills

Your Ultimate V-Day Supply List

  • A variety of colored and patterned paper in different sizes and weights
  • Rolls of decorative tape
  • Stickers
  • Stamps and ink pads
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Yarn
  • Hole punchers
  • Glitter
  • Blank boxes
  • Playing cards
  • Blank envelopes
  • Markers


Candy, Candy, Candy!

  • Lollipops
  • Tic Tacs
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • Dot candy
  • Small Pixy Sticks
  • Life Savers rolls
  • Any of your kids' favorites!


You can find most everything you need at drugstores like CVS/pharmacy and craft stores like Michaels. You can also check specialty sites like and


NEXT: Get ready to melt! We asked kids to share what love means to them. Click here to watch their responses!


Created and photographed by Carolyn Veith Krienke


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