Pink hearts and sparkly flowers don’t quite cut it at our house when it comes to making Valentines to take to our Home school Valentine Party. I’d be making them all by myself and my boys would not be impressed.
But, tell the boys they get to make little bombs for their Valentines this year? I had all kinds of help!
I originally saw this idea at Skip to my Lou…my go to site for all things crafty. That gal is FULL of great ideas! She had actually made these bombs into “bath bombs”…but in the interest of keeping things a little more simple…we used suckers. (I just didn’t read the label on the suckers. I didn’t want to know.)
To make “You’re the Bomb” Valentines, you need:
Round suckers, like tootsie roll pops
Black tissue paper cut into 5″x5″ squares (you’ll need two pieces for each bomb)
Glittery pipe cleaners
“You’re the Bomb” gift tags (we just printed them on our computer)
Begin by placing the sucker in the middle of a TWO pieces of black tissue paper. One piece is too thin and the sucker will show through.
Wrap the tissue paper around the round sucker.
Fasten the black tissue paper by beginning to wrap a glittery pipe cleaner around the paper at the base of the sucker.
Continue to wrap the pipe cleaner all the way to the bottom of the sucker stick.
Gently bend the sucker stick so that it looks more like a “fuse”.
Print or create “You’re the Bomb” tags for your Valentines. I forgot this step until the end, but just simply pulled up the top part of the pipe cleaner and put it through the hole in the tag, then refastened the pipe cleaner.
And now we have a basket full of bombs to deliver to our friends at our home school party. I’m not sure the girls will be very impressed.
Admittedly, the “bombs” over at Skip to my Lou are more nicely done than these. But, our boys had a blast (pun intended) and I was thrilled that these were so simple to make!!
Are you making homemade Valentines this year?