DIY Pencil Toppers – a unique gift alternative to cards on Valentine’s Day. This project is fun for kids of all ages and doesn’t require much time or effort.
Pencils, pipe cleaners, foam paper, scissors, and permanent markers.
1. Cut out 1 to 2 inch heart shapes from foam paper. Use a permanent marker (we used Sharpies) to write a short message. Write the giver’s name on the opposite side.
2. Poke a pipe cleaner about half an inch through the bottom portion of the foam heart, bend it down, and then give it a small twist to hold.
3. Next, coil the piper cleaner tightly around your pencil. Spread the coils however desired. You might consider letting a few coils bob freely above the tip of the pencil.
Some cute ideas for your Valentine’s Day heart messages:
Pen Pal, Purr Fect, Cutie Pie, Call Me, Ur Kind, All Mine, Ask Me, Wink Wink, Hold Hands, Angel, Sweet Pea, Boogie, Smile, Dream, Sugar Pie, Yum Yum, All Star, #1 Fan, Whiz Kid, Bear Hug…