Hugs & Kisses – Free Valentine PrintablePosted by MeckMom on Feb 2, 2011 in Popular Posts: Free Printables, Recent Posts | 8 comments
Don’t you just hate forking over cash for store-bought valentines? Not only are they cheap and flimsy but they tend to come in packages of 16 so you’re forced to buy multiple boxes – not to mention the treats to go with them. There are loads of great free options out there in the blogosphere (here’s a good link if you’re looking for ideas) but I thought I’d add one more to the mix. Since so many of you bought the circle punches last year to make your teacher & neighborhood gifts I thought I’d help you put them to good use.
My goal with this valentine printable was to keep it really simple. I wanted something that my kids could make entirely on their own. After all, what’s the point of saving myself cash if I have end up spending all night making them myself? Here are the basic instructions…
Step 1: Print out both printables on heavy cardstock (you can find the free downloads below). Have your kids sign their names on the ‘from:’ circles. Cut the circles into long strips.
Step 2: Use a 3/4″ circle punch to punch out the small circles. (I bought mine for $6 at Hobby Lobby)
Step 3: Use a glue stick or glue dots to adhere the circles to the base of the kisses.
Step 4: Have your kids add their classmates names to the large ‘To:’ cirlces. Use scissors or a large 2″ circle punch to crop them (I bought mine at Michael’s for $12).
Step 5: Toss a few kisses in a small craft bag (the same bags I used in this post) and staple on a large circle tag.
See? I told you your kids could do it on their own. I designed the file to be a bit muted (to save ink) but if you want it to be more vibrant just adjust the saturation in your print dialog box.
I used Hershey kisses but you could use Reeses peanut butter cups or Rolos as well. You could also add the big circles to the bottom of a wrapped cookie or use them as a cupcake topper. I’m sure you crafty moms can come up with loads of clever ways to use them. If you do come up with something fun, I hope you’ll share it with the rest of us in the comments area. Happy Valentines, everyone. Here’s the download (click the title, not the images).
Download: Hugs & Kisses Free Valentine Printable