Make the supplies for this Valentine’s Day message popsicle stick craft for a group of kids, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!
Use the Free Heart Message Stick Printable below to make this fun & easy craft. It’s great for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or any day!
With the printable you can make enough supplies for 20 kids (or more!) in about 10 minutes of cutting.
Did you know the custom of sending Valentine’s Day cards started in the UK? Read more at Wikipedia.org
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your Valentine’s Day craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Heart Message Stick Printable <– Get it here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction Paper
- scissors (good pair)
- popsicle sticks, straws, or pencils (as the stick)
- glue sticks
Step 1: Get the printable
Download the Free Heart Message Stick Printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.
Step 2: Fold paper and cut to make message pocket
The hearts on the message stick are two-sided so they make a pocket for the message.
To make multiple hearts at a time, fold about 4 sheets of paper in half lengthwise and put them inside each other.
Then fold the printed template lengthwise as well and add all other sheets inside:
Cut out the hearts on the solid line. Do not cut the fold:
Continue cutting until you have enough hearts.
FYI: when the kids make the craft, they will glue the bottom edge of the heart to create a pocket for the message.
Step 3: Print and cut message template on color paper
Print the message (smaller) heart template onto colored paper. Then, staple the template onto up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5 sheets of construction paper.
That’s my SECRET to fast & easy group crafting. Did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 hearts at a time?!
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better.
Tip: While you’re cutting, if you’ve cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!
Step 4: How to Assemble
The kids will just need to put it all together!
I recommend having a heart message stick craft that is already put together so the children can see what the final version will look like.
- glue the bottom of the double heart together to make a pocket
- decorate the heart pocket
- write a message or draw a picture on the smaller heart
- put the message inside the heart pocket
- tape or glue the popsicle stick to the back of the heart
- don’t forget to write your name on the back
And you’re finished!
This heart message stick craft is perfect for a Valentine’s Day, classroom, girl scouts, boy scouts or just a fun Valentine’s Day party idea.
As always, I try to make the classroom and party crafts: Fast, Easy & Inexpensive. Enjoy!
If you like this craft, check out the rest of my Valentine’s Day Crafts!
- Tissue Paper Heart Suncatcher
- Valentine’s Tree with Hearts
- Avocado Guy Craft
- I Love You to Pieces Craft
- Valentine Card Templates