[Valentine's for Kids] Starburst Puzzles

Friday, January 15, 2016

With Valentine's Day right around the corner (less than a month away!), I thought I would share the fun valentine that I made for a blogger valentine's exchange last year.

Chasin' Mason : Valentine's Day Starburst Puzzle


Last year, we sent our friends a Starburst puzzle that I saw advertised in Parents Magazine. Seriously one of the easiest and cutest valentine's I've ever seen. I downloaded the template from parents.com, printed them on sticky paper, cut them out, and stuck them on Starbursts. 

Easy peasy, super cute, and fun! 

Materials Needed :

- puzzle printables
- "sticker" paper/label sheet
- scissors
- Starburst
- snack size plastic bags
- a marker
- some construction paper
- a stapler

Instructions

1. Print off (or save) puzzle printables.

These are the printables that I used. This first one is for the puzzle itself.

Valentine's Day Puzzle Printable from parents.com

And I used this printable below for the "wrapping" portion of the valentine.

Valentine's Day Puzzle Printable from parents.com


2. Print the puzzles onto "sticker paper" or labels of some sort. I went to the store looking for a whole sheet sticker label but I couldn't find one. I knew that I couldn't use regular labels since the puzzles would be all cut up and on different stickers so I looked around to see what they had. I ended up settling on a sticker label sheet that had four big labels (like shipping label size). A couple of the puzzles printed on the "crack" so I couldn't use them but I just printed two sets and it was perfect.

Chasin' Mason : Valentine's Day Starburst Puzzle

3. I cut apart the puzzles and stuck the pieces on different color Starbursts. I prefer the "reds" collection since they are my favorite, but you could easily use the regular ones or any flavor that's your favorite.

Chasin' Mason : Valentine's Day Starburst Puzzle

4. Once you have all the puzzle pieces finished, mix up the pieces and put them in a snack size plastic bag with a backer (it shows what the puzzle should look like when it is put together correctly so it gives the kids a guideline).

Chasin' Mason : Valentine's Day Starburst Puzzle

5. Cut a couple strips of construction paper to make the portion that you will write the kids names on. I just cut small strips, folded them in half and wrote a simple "Happy Valentine's Day" and a "to" and "from".

Chasin' Mason : Valentine's Day Starburst Puzzle

And voila! The perfect valentine for your kid's friends or classmates at school!


17 comments:

  1. That is adorable!!! Can't wait to see what you do this year. Not sure mine will be quite as cute. Ha ha!

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  2. One of Noah's favorites to receive last year... He's obsessed with puzzles and I think that started his love of starbursts :). Excited to see what you do this year!

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  3. Gah, those are so cute! Henry's school won't let the kids do candy anymore. I'm kind of bummed! These would be so fun!

    Becky
    bybmg

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  4. I remember these from last year and I still think they are just THE CUTEST!!!! I really wanted to make them for our blogger exchange, but seeing you already sent them to all the same people last year, I settled on something else.

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  5. These were one of my FAVES!!! LOVE!!!

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  6. You are so creative! I love these!!!

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  7. shut up! this is the cutest EVER!!!

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  8. This is the coolest Valentines EVER! I saw the red and pink only Starbursts at The Dollar Tree and totally thought of making these :)

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  9. I thought that exchange you guys did last year is was so cute! And this one is so perfect because it gives an activity AND a treat!

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  10. This was definitely one of your most pinworthy moments!! ;) love it!!

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  11. Those are seriously so cute and Starbursts are a household favorite. Love this idea!

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  12. I LOVED this last year! It was the cutest idea ever!!
    May it be noted right now that my Valentine's are no where near this cute or crafty. Just giving a heads up right now. :)

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  13. I LOVE THIS and plan to steal it if I can come up with a reason to do so. We already have C's Valentine's planned thanks to James (and I'm not a fan).

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  14. These are too too cute!!! I already have all of my Vday cards mostly done, but these are too cute not to do.

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