When it comes to Valentine’s day cards, I have perhaps been rather a cheapskate in years past. But when you have four kids handing out Valentine’s cards to 30 kids each, store-bought cards plus treats or small gifts can get pricey pretty fast. But my kids LOVE being able to hand out something fun to all their friends, so I’ve been on the lookout this year for some great Valentine’s day treat ideas that won’t break the bank.
I found heart straws at the dollar store in packages of 6, meaning we can get enough for an entire class of friends for just $5. I created a free printable to go with them, so I won’t even have to buy pre-printed Valentine’s cards. Which, but they way, always come in packs of 24, which makes me crazy. Don’t the card makers know most classrooms have 25 or 26 kids in them? Couldn’t they just make packs of 30 cards and charge me a quarter more instead of making me buy two whole packages of cards? (I told you I was cheap.)
To put together these easy & cheap DIY Valentine’s Day cards, just look for Krazy Straws at the dollar store and then print out the free “I think you’re exSTRAW special” printable on card stock. Trim each card along the cut lines and punch a hole near the top and bottom of each card.
Get the free printable by clicking here. Be sure when you print that it is sized at 100%.
If needed, tape the straw to the back of the card to make sure it stays where it belongs. Easy, cheap, fun, and candy-free!
You can find last year’s card (Valentine, I think you’re a STAR using starburst candy) here. Check back all week for even more DIY Valentine’s Day card ideas.