Easy and Cute Valentines Made from School Supplies

Delight your child’s friends with these adorable greetings made from school supplies—they’re as easy as A-B-C!

Sweet Rides

Valentines School Supplies Erasers Sweet Rides Dane Tashima

Transform a pink eraser into a race car with washi tape, two pieces cut from a black plastic straw for wheels, and enamel dot stickers for headlights ($4 for 60). You can cut another eraser to make the top of the car. Then, have your child color in a windshield with a silver paint pen. Attach the top of the car and wheels with double-stick tape. Use more tape to attach the racer to a piece of cardstock marked with your message.

Write Idea

Valentines School Supplies Pencil Flags Dane Tashima

Cut a piece of colored lined paper (about 5”x 1”) and wrap it around the eraser end of a pencil, securing the paper with glue. Snip the glued paper into a flag shape for the note.

Love Monsters

Valentines School Supplies Love Monster Paper Clips Dane Tashima

Wrap a small piece of wool roving (Clover Natural Wool Roving, $4.50) around one end of a paper clip; put a small dab of glue inside the wrapped material to secure. Glue on googly eyes and heart stickers to create the face.

Caterpillar Cutie

Valentines School Supplies Caterpillar Ruler Dane Tashima

Cut a piece of colored poster board to 2”x 20”. Fold the paper accordion-style every 2 inches. With scissors, round the corners of each 2” section to make the accordion sections into a circle, but don’t cut completely through the folds. Cut a 1.5”x ¼” rectangular slit in the middle of all the circles, except for the end one. Slide the folded poster board over a ruler, unfolding as you go. The uncut circle should point down (this will be the face). Have your child decorate with stickers and chenille stems, and write a message on washi tape.