Today we made Valentine treat bags and toppers for Sage's and Liam's classmates (2nd grade and preschool). Liam especially loved this, being the worker bee that he is. He was so happy to count out the bags, fill them with candy, and decorate them with stickers. I did consider using printable Valentine treat bag toppers, but using only cardstock and stickers made this easier for me and made it more fun for the kids!
To make these bags, you'll need the following:
- 4×6 treat bags
- red cardstock (I used 8.5 x 11 paper)
- mailing labels
- foam valentine stickers (I got mine from Joann)
- paper trimmer
- scoring board and/or bone folder
First, we counted out the number of bags we needed (29 in Sage's class and 8 in Liam's class). Liam helped me fill the bags with candy.
Once that was done, I used my paper trimmer and cut 8.5″ x 11″ red cardstock into 4″ x 3.5″ rectangles.
Once the rectangles were cut, I used my scoring board and bone folder to indent the paper to make it easier to fold the rectangles in half. I really love my Martha Stewart scoring board, it makes it so easy to get a perfect, even fold!
I then took the 4×6 treat bag and fold it over at the top slightly, using the cardstock to sandwich the treat bag. We added two staples to the middle part of the cardstock. The staples were covered up later by our mailing labels and valentine stickers.
The kids wrote their names on mailing labels and stuck them on the cardstock (over the staples).
And then they put the foam stickers on the cardstock.
And these are the completed Valentine treat bags! So easy peasy and so fun for the kids too!
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