With 4 kids needing Valentine’s Day Gifts for classmates, I needed an easy frugal Valentine’s Day Gift idea. I also wanted an idea that didn’t include food. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much success finding candy that doesn’t have Red Dye no. 40 in it. I also worry about peanut allergies in my children’s classrooms since one school doesn’t have a clearly defined policy about peanut allergies.
Last year, I picked up these Valentine’s Day Butterfly Lollipop kits at Michael’s Craft Store after Valentine’s Day on clearance. I think I paid under $5 per kit of 32 butterflies. The kits did not include lollipops.
I helped each of the 4 kids to make their butterflies. My youngest decided pink butterflies were for the girls, and white butterflies were for the boys. We left the space around the 2 slits open for inserting the pencils. After the kids decorated their butterflies, I enlarged the 2 slits a little with scissors and slid in the pencils.
Instead of gluing the sparkles on the butterflies, we tried these mini Glue Dots I picked up at Michael’s Craft store at Christmas time. I think this box of 300 glue dots was about $2.99 or $3.99. I saved the extras in my craft box for future crafts.
I found packs of 12 Valentine’s Day pencils at the Dollar Tree for $1 each. I bought 8 packs of pencils for $8.
My total cost for the Valentine’s Day gifts was about $30 for 100 kids.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
- Valentine’s Day Gifts for Classmates: Bags of White and Red M and M’s and Playdough
- Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Classmates: Foam Hearts with Pencils
- Valentine’s Day Nonfood Gifts for Kids
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