Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

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It would have been so easy to just go to Target and buy a box of Valentine’s and some candy for L’s school friends and call it a day, but no. I had to look at Pinterest for ideas and ended up not only making one “crafty” valentine, but two. I feel in love with the “You Make My Heart Glow” glow sticks idea and then decided I had to make heart shaped crayons too. Only because I wanted to use the cute little bags I had gotten at Joann Fabrics and because I found these cute labels to attach.  L was helping me make them and kept telling me which friend should get which crayon / glow stick.  Too cute!

And then I went into the hoard basement and found some Valentine’s Hot Wheels and Valentine’s pencils that I bought on clearance last year to round out the treat bags.  All in all, it was a very inexpensive project and I would guess each treat bag cost somewhere around $1 – $1.50 each?  Not too bad.

So what did you do for Valentine’s Day treats?  Did you take the easy smart way out?  Or did you get all Pinterest crazy like I did?

I got smart this time and avoided too many dark colors. And instead of breaking the crayons into pieces I cut them with scissors.
I used 4-packs of 24 crayons, which made 24 heart crayons. But I did throw out the browns, black and a few blue ones from each box.
I also wised up this time and put my mold on a cookie sheet. And then let it sit on the counter before I threw it into the freezer. No spills at all!
I baked them for 15 minutes at 235 degrees. I left them to cool on the counter for 5-10 minutes and I think they were in the freezer maybe 20-30 minutes?
It is certainly a pain to cut a bunch of hearts out of paper. Who would have thought?
All my crafty valentine's are done! I got the bags for the crayons from Joann Fabric and I printed the labels from some pin on Pinterest and then stapled them all together!
I also threw a Hot Wheels car (Valentine's edition of course) and a pencil in each bag.
All packaged and ready to go!




*I originally posted all about making crayons here, so I didn’t bother to repost all the steps. Although I did learn a few tricks from last time. The smaller the crayon pieces the quicker they melt. And don’t use too many dark colors.
**Oh, and be careful with the glow sticks.  I bought 3 packs of 10 from Target.  I  only needed about 25, but I am so glad I had extra.  I kind of forget how easy it is to crack those things!  Oops!

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. HIP LIP

    Wow! Those bags look awesome…you are so crafty!

  2. shannon dew

    Gah you are making me all too excited for when KP goes to school and we get to do these kinds of things!!

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