I am one of those crazy moms that likes to come up with creative Valentine's for my boys to take to school for their classmates. I think we have only bought Valentine's from a box one time. My boys are not really into making crafts (duh), but if candy is involved I can actually twist their arms into participating. LOL!
I found the idea for these Valentines from Shim and Sons last year. I showed them to my 7 year old this year, and he decided that's what he wanted to give to his classmates. I was hoping there was a printable, but no such luck. I had to come up with my own, so I changed it up a bit. I wanted my son to be able to sign his own name, so I left that space blank. We made them together last night, and he had lots of fun!
If you want to make some, here's all you have to do:
-Download and print the free Valentine printable: Tic Tac Toe Valentine Printable
-Cut out the game cards and the bag toppers. (My son cut out most of them.)
-Fold the bag toppers in half.
-Divide your M&M's (0r other candy) by color. I filled the bags with 18 of each color so the kids could play four games. Fold over the top and tape it closed.
-Attach the bag toppers using double sided tape or staples.
-Now have your child sign their name and you are all done!
When I have my son deliver them, I will tape or staple the goodie bag to the back of the game card so they don't get separated.
*I used baseball card sleeves for my bags. I found them at Walmart with the baseball and Pokemon cards. They were a little tricky to find, but they look like this:
I think these would also be fun for a classroom Valentine party.