DIY Airheads Arrow Valentine

Airheads Arrow Valentine One Little Minute Blog1 DIY Airheads Arrow Valentine This year will be Milo’s first Valentine’s Day as a pre-schooler. A couple weeks ago I realized that he would be having a party and needing to bring valentines for each of his classmates (so exciting!!) Because he’s young, I wanted to create a valentine that would be friendly, boyish, and simple enough he could help with assembly. What I came up with was a trendy little  printable arrow, using an Airheads candy to help share the phrase, “I like where you’re HEADED Valentine!”

Milo (aka Captain America) is over the moon about them.  “It’s like a bow and arrow, mom!” Now we’re all ready for the big day.

I thought some of you might also be looking for a last-minute solution for your kids’ valentines, so I’m sharing the free printable PDF and a full tutorial below. Enjoy!
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The PDF includes 2 valentines per page, so keep that in mind as you print! I printed on white cardstock for a nicer feel, but regular printer paper will work just fine, too.

You’ll also need to round up some scissors, tape, a pen, and one Airheads candy for each valentine.

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Airheads Arrow Valentine One Little Minute Blog 2 DIY Airheads Arrow Valentine Cut around each arrow on the outside of the red line. The lines are all straight, so it’s pretty simple cutting.
Airheads Arrow Valentine One Little Minute Blog DIY Airheads Arrow Valentine To cut the hole from the center of the arrow, use the point of a small pair of scissors to poke through the middle of the paper, then carefully cut around the dotted line.

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Before attaching the candy, write the names of the recipient and giver next to the “to:” and “from:” I did this after cutting, but you could do it very first, too if you want.

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Grab one Airheads candy. White Mystery is my favorite!

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Place the candy behind the arrow and line up the label so the word reads “HEADED”.

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Holding the candy in place, flip the valentine over and attach the candy with a strip of tape. Washi is cute, but any tape will work!

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Now just repeat, repeat, repeat for all the kids in the class!

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I can’t wait for Milo to hand out his valentines this year! He’s growing up so fast, and I sure like where he’s headed.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Posted February 8, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Oh, you crafty mom, you! I need to talk to my kids about what they want to do for Valentine’s Day this year. My fourth grader has a class party, but not my 6th grader — they might be all done with that now? It goes so fast. :-(

    • Miranda
      Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Really? By 6th grade it’s all over?! Better reason to make it fun now!

  2. Posted February 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    How cute! Love these! Milo is so cute!

    • Miranda
      Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      You are so nice! And seriously the best commenter. I really appreciate you taking the time to say hello and tell me you enjoy what I’m up to! And thank you, I think Milo’s pretty cute,too:)

      • Posted February 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

        I just really love your blog– you’re so creative and fun! Thanks for sharing your ideas (and your cute family)!

  3. Posted February 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    this is awesome!! my kids LOVE airheads. We might have to try this – thanks for sharing :)

    • Miranda
      Posted February 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      So happy you like it! They are seriously so easy. Happy Valentines Day!

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