Non Candy Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids
Non Candy Valentine's Day Gifts for Kids: Backpack Charms
Looking for an alternative to candy for this years Valentine's Day exchange for your child's class mates? Backpack charms are all the craze at my girls school. I enjoy making crafts for my daughters class when the occasion comes up but was in pinch for time this year yet didn't want to give out candy. I Stumbled upon these little cuties on Amazon and thought what clever gift they will surely be.
Handing out these little guys is sure to score points among her friends while not adding more sugar to their day. With endless options for both boys and girls from all the latest characters to the classics, you are sure to find the right ones for your project. And since they won't break the bank, it's a double win in my book.
Here's what I did to create the charm holders and what you will need.
- Heavy card stock paper, I used a light cream color
- Scissors, regular & or scalloped ones
- Hole punch
- Scotch Tape
- Backpack Charms/ assorted for both boys and girls
Print out the charm cards on the heavy card stock paper and cut out as desired (or use your own design) I created these on Canva. I added a scalloped edge to the pink ones and left a small cream outline on the blue ones. added a hole with the hole punch to insert the charms in and added a small strip of clear tape to back to help secure them in place. Add "To" and "From" names if and where desired and you are all done!
Below are the different packs I used. I selected a Hello Kitty pack, a Star Wars set and a random pack to get a good variety. You will find some have a metal hook while others use a band type clasps, either style will work when securing to card.
For the cards themselves I tried going with a less corny saying. The "Be Mine" and "Hug Me" classics just didn't go with the charms I chose, plus I can imagine all the snickering that must go on between kids these day. My girl's class mates are just going to love them, don't you think? With so many fun characters to choose from, which ones would you pick?