Frugal Non-Food Class Valentine Idea
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I really had to put my thinking cap on for Valentine's Day card ideas this year as our kids school has completely outlawed any outside food in the schools. Bummer, right?! Does your kids' school do this? It didn't really hit me until I got the Valentine's Day email through the school system that … even Valentines are included in this rule. Better safe, than sorry — but I had to get to work!
Mission accepted and thinking cap on. I went to work and came up with this adorable frugal non-food class valentine idea and I'd love it if you can use it too or know someone who can use it (can you tell I'm so proud!)
I loved Valentine's Day as a kid. Decorating my shoe box and cutting the “mail slots” and seeing who gave which valentine.. ahh, memories.
Anyhow, these Valentine's are super inexpensive, too. We'll end up spending about 10¢ per valentine so you won't have to break the bank to get these to the classmates. Thank goodness!
And, I've included some links to the products for easy access.
You will need:
- 40-ct. LED Finger Lights ($0.20 each)
- 80-ct. LED Finger Lights (the more cost effective option at 8-15¢ per light)
- Washi Tape or Self Sealing Cello Bags 100 ct about 5¢ each
- ** If you have a small class, put enough lights for each finger on the hand in the baggie and watch the kids play and dance in the dark …. SO fun!
Get your FREE Valentine's Day printables:
- Free Printable Light up My Day Valentine's Card download
- Free Printable Light Up My Day Valentine's Card download here (only 4 valentines per sheet, so they're bigger)
- Get the yellow and blue version here if you're not up for the pink and red version of printable Valentines.
- Looking for an inexpensive party favor? Give this free card with inexpensive finger lights!
** Please note. If you are printing this at home, I highly recommend having your printer set to “best” draft to avoid the Valentine's looking blurry.
*** Also note. You'll want to print these on cardstock and if I can recommend the best paper cutter in the world? I have this one here and use it all of the time. It comes in really handy for every craft and project I do at home.
The Cello bags are really the way to go as the kids' bags shake around and you don't want the lights to come off of the cards. Our kids LOVE these finger lights and they are bright – like really bright – perfect for nighttime fun, so order extra so your kids can play with them outside in the summer. You'll get red, green, blue and clear with your purchase. The flashlight lasts on the set of batteries it comes with last a long time, too!
I love this idea and you can guess what my kids are giving their classmates this year. 😀