These cute Flower Lollipop Valentines were inexpensive and fun to make!
We got most of the supplies at the dollar store.
Here is what you need:
- Small plastic cups
- hot glue
- Mod Podge
First decide what color you want to paint your cups, then have your kids paint the inside.
I would choose colors that blend well together. Once painted, let the cups dry.
Cut the foam into chunks so that they fit inside the plastic cups!
Put a little dot of hot glue in the bottom to keep the Styrofoam in place.
Rip apart small squares of foil. Crumple them to fit into the top of the cup above the Styrofoam.
Dab a little hot glue to keep the foil in place.
Get some green paper 8 1/2 X 11 and fold it in half lengthwise. Cut down that fold. Then fold those two pieces in half lengthwise. You are going to draw a leaf shape which ends on the folded side so when you cut out the shape you will have a leaf shape that can be wrapped around the stick of the lollipop.
Once you have all of your leaves cut out, have your child write his friends names on one side!
Your child could either write their name on the other side of the leave or you can do what I did and print out "From______" and then Mod Podge it to the cup.
Once the names have dried, stick your Lollipops into the cup.
Then take your leave, put the lollipop stick in the fold, paint with Mod Podge, push the leaves together, and then let dry.
The Mod Podge will hold the leaf in place on the lollipop stick!
There you have it! A cute, simple, and fun Valentine to make with your kids that their friends will love!
I wanted to add what Brenden is giving his teacher!
Starbucks has these new reusable cups for a dollar. If you bring the cup into Starbucks, you get 10 cents off your drink!
We put a gift card and a biscotti inside the cup!
He wrote on the card, "I like you a Latte".
Lastly, my kids have been eyeing these cute little peas in a pod dolls at the Disney Store. They are from Toy Story 3. They are pretty cool because they are like three soft balls with cute faces that zip up into the soft pod. Even a baby would love to play with them! What makes it even better is that Disney Store has all of their dolls buy one get one free right now!
We are giving our kids each a sweet pea doll with a note on it that says, "You are our little sweet pea! Our pod wouldn't be complete without you! We love you! Happy Valentines Day."
I hope these ideas help inspire you to find a fun way to tell someone you care about them and that they are special in your life.