Whenever Valentine’s Day is approaching I start checking the dollar aisle at my local Target. Annabel’s school requests the parents not bring in candy treats, so I always try to find the cute little toys before they all get snatched up. This year I found these cute stretchy hearts with arms that came six to a package. That meant I only needed to spend $3 to get enough for her whole class. Score! I asked my designer pal Jen to make me a cute printable, and we thought we’d share it here for anyone who might want to use it!
“I Like You This Much” Printable (download here)
Toy with arms
Hole punch/x acto knife
Don’t worry if you can’t find a toy with stretchy arms – you can really use any little toy with arms that open wide.
I secured the hearts onto the paper by punching holes near the “wrists” of the toy, then looping string through the holes, around the arms of the toy, and tying in a knot on the back of the card. In lieu of string, twist ties would also work well.
That’s it! So simple. Annabel will sign her name on these, but they are otherwise good to go. One less thing to worry about next month!
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!
Those are awesome!! What a fantastic idea!!
What a fabulous idea! These turned out great! Thanks for sharing.
Love it! Printed and heading to Target tonight
Tracy Stein says:
THANK YOU! Love it!
This will sound ridiculous but I’ve been looking for these stretchy hearts with the arms and legs for like the last 1.5 years. My 4 year old daughter saw one at a friend’s house and she’s asked for one for every gift giving occasion since. I went to 3 Targets today in search of this elusive stretchy heart. They’re not at oriental trading co or party city either. If you happen to see them anywhere else, please post. Thanks
It doesn’t sound ridiculous at all – I know how kids are! I’m sending you an email!
I love this! Great idea, and something boys would also really like (my son loves the ability to fling anything). More importantly, as I write this, it’s very early AM on 22JAN15. Happy Birthday Annie!!!!
You inspired me with this post! I couldn’t find the stretchy hearts but did score some pegasuses, dinosaurs and super balls for cheap. I doodled up a tag for each in Photoshop and printed them off at home. My Kgar son helped me stuff the bags and staple the tags. I didn’t know how to share a pix here, so I posted to my mostly abandoned blog, here: https://booksunread.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/my-punny-valentine/. (I swear I’m not spamming or click baiting; blog traffic is not on my radar as you can see by my posting frequency.
Those turned out SO CUTE! Way to go!!