Office Depot compensated me for this sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it’s one of my favorite times of the year in the classroom. There are so many fun things to incorporate into lessons and activities. I knew I wanted to do a fun craft with my students during our class party and thought Valentine’s Day crowns would be a perfect DIY project. They also go perfectly with our photo booth for pictures of the day!
I got all the materials I needed for this project at Office Depot. PLUS I used the Teacher Special Savings promotion they are running right now and got 20 percent back in rewards toward future purchases. YES please! This allows me to save time by one stop shopping as well as money for my classroom!
Here are the materials I used for this project:
-Office Depot red copy paper
-White card stock
-Pink/red card stock (optional)
-Pipe cleaners (red, pink, silver)
-Scholastic glue sticks
-other markers (optional)
-Scholastic Kids Scissors
-a stapler or hot glue
First I cut the white card stock and red and pink paper into strips. I stapled some together depending on my students’ head size. These strips are for the base of each crown. I let my students pick the color of their crown.
I gave each students 2 pipe cleaners-again I let them pick!
All you need to do for this easy Valentine’s Day crown project is use the strips you cut to measure each students’ head and staple. Then let your students use the pipe cleaners to create the pieces on top!
They can make them straight or make them “spring like” like the photo. Wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger for this cute effect. Then, have your students decorate their crown! TIP: don’t staple all the way closed until after your students add the pieces and pipe cleaners. This makes it easier for them to decorate!
You could have them draw and cut hearts and shapes from the paper or you could use your school die cut machine to cut them ahead of time! Have them use their accent pieces and the markers to decorate their crown.
These crowns also make the perfect photo booth prop for class parties!
All of the supplies needed for this are from Office Depot. Don’t forget- teachers can receive 20 percent back in rewards on select purchases at Office Depot when they shop in-store now through February 28th. Check out their Valentine’s Day gift ideas and supplies HERE! To learn more about this promotion click here. Don’t forget to present this coupon, your teacher ID and Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards member # to cashier in-store!