Valentine’s Day Gifts: Butterfly Pencil

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.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Butterfly Pencil

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.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Butterfly Pencil

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.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Butterfly Pencil

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

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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  1. Cynthia says

    This is such a cute idea! Even though my daughter is far past the age of Valentines for classmates, I still love looking at the different ideas. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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