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Heart Popsicle Stick Craft for a Group of Kids

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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):

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.

heart popsicle stick craft template printable pages

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:

pink paper folded and stacked ready to be cut
Fold multiple sheets of paper in half lengthwise and put inside each other
hands folding heart popsicle stick template in half
Folded template with blank sheets inside

Cut out the hearts on the solid line. Do not cut the fold:

cutting out the heart on the line and not cutting the fold

Continue cutting until you have enough hearts.

lots of pink hearts folded in the middle like cards

FYI: when the kids make the craft, they will glue the bottom edge of the heart to create a pocket for the message.

heart opened with glue here words

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.

hearts printed on different color 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.

heart opened with glue here words
  1. glue the bottom of the double heart together to make a pocket
  2. decorate the heart pocket
  3. write a message or draw a picture on the smaller heart
  4. put the message inside the heart pocket
  5. tape or glue the popsicle stick to the back of the heart
  6. don’t forget to write your name on the back
back of paper heart with popsicle stick taped and front of heart

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! 

More Crafts

If you like this craft, check out the rest of my Valentine’s Day Crafts!

Download The Free Heart Message Stick Printable

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