Last year, when my daughter was in second grade, she came home from a school Valentine’s Day party a little sad. I watched as she dumped out a bag full of homemade valentines cards, crafts and gifts from her classmates on our kitchen table. While she was showing me all the things she received, my daughter said she wished we would’ve created something special together to give to her friends, especially since they can’t bring in foods or sweets. Even though I don’t have a crafty bone in my body, I smiled and promised her next year we would make our own fun valentines to give out to her class.
Fast forward from that conversation and Valentines Day will be here next month.
What To Create?
As soon as the holidays ended and we started seeing all of the Valentines Day things in the stores, my daughter reminded me about the DIY valentines cards promise I made for this year.
We were trying to figure out what to make when my daughter found an entire bag of glow sticks in our kitchen pantry.
I decided to create homemade valentines cards that glow.
How To Easily Create Homemade Valentines Cards That Glow:
- Glow sticks (we had a bulk bag with bracelet connectors)
- Printable Valentines (click here for the FREE printable)
- Hole punch
- Print the FREE Valentines here and then cut along the lines.
- Punch a hole in the top and bottom of each card.
- Slide one end of the glow stick bracelet into the top hole and the other end into the bottom hole.
Sounds easy right?
This would be the perfect activity to do with your kids so they can hand them out to friends, family members, classmates and more to show them everyone deserves to glow!