Kids love Valentine’s Day. It’s a special day at school when they get to give out their special Valentines and receive their share. Kids really like to make their own valentines but many of them turn out basically the same: a flat card with embellishments and writing. No matter if you add glitter, fake jewels, buttons or other accents it’s still a flat card. This year, little girls can make cute lollipop valentines that are much different than the norm. They’ll love making them and handing them out to all their friends!
Purchase lollipop sticks at a craft store or dollar-theme store. They’re not very expensive and are perfect for making the fun valentines. If you don’t have any lollipop sticks you can use wooden skewers. Cut the points off of them then cut them to the size you want. They can be painted, colored with a marker or even wrapped with a piece of paper.
Cut circles from one type of paper or cardstock. They can be cut from gift wrap, brown paper bags, printer paper – whatever you have. It’s a nice touch to cut the circles with pinking shears or scissors which cut decorative borders. Cut one of these circles for each lollipop and make the circles about two inches in diameter.
If you’re using ordinary paper, like printer paper or a brown paper bag, you can first decorate it before attaching it to the sucker stick. Use shiny tape, stickers, markers or other methods of decorating the outside edges of the circles. When you’re finished just glue or tape one circle to each stick.
Cut a second set of circles which are a little smaller than the first set. These can be cut with regular scissors or others. If possible, make the edges on these circles different than what you made on the first set and cut them from paper which is different than the first set. These circles, too, can be decorated. Although you’ll only be able to see the edges of the first circles when the lollipops are assembled you’ll be able to see all – or nearly all – of these second circles. That gives you many more options for decorating them. When you’re finished with the second set, glue one to each original circle, and center the smaller one on the larger one.
Write a Valentine’s Day message on the small circle or just write the recipient’s name. Another option is to write the message around the edges of the large circle. Or, write the name on the back side and attach a small jewel, button or other embellishment on the front. The embellishment can even be a piece of individuall-wrapped candy. If you want, tie a piece of ribbon around the top area of the sucker stick, then curl the ends. The lollipop valentines are cute for a girl to make but suitable to give to a boy or girl. They’re fun, a little different than ordinary flat cards, and doggone cute!