Homemade Valentines for Kids: Butterfly Pencil Valentine

Here’s one of our favorite homemade valentines- a Butterly Pencil Valentine using paper hearts! This post also includes free printable labels to attach to your finished valentine cards. (And it’s candy free!) This easy Valentine’s Day activity would be perfect for a classroom party.

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Homemade Valentines for Kids: Butterfly Pencil Valentines~ BuggyandBuddy.com

Do you remember our glitter stamped hearts we made recently? We decided to use the finished hearts from that post to make these adorable butterfly valentines! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Valentine Cards: Butterfly Pencil Valentine

Materials for Heart Butterfly Homemade Valentine

Directions for Heart Butterfly Homemade Valentine

1. Make some glitter heart wings for your butterfly.  Or you could also used plain hearts cut from cardstock or construction paper.

Glitter hearts from toilet paper rolls

2. Choose two hearts to use for your butterfly.

3. Overlap the hearts by about 1 1/2 inches.

Butterfly Valentine

3. Holding the overlapping part together between your fingers, fold the hearts as if they were a greeting card, with glitter sides facing each other.

folding hearts

4. Cut two slits on the folded edge for the pencil.

butterfly valentine

5. Open up the heart “greeting card” and slip the pencil through the first slit and then through the second slit. The pencil is now holding your hearts together.

butterfly pencil valentine

7. Use half of a pipe cleaner to add antennae, and you’re done!

Homemade Valentines for Kids: Butterfly Pencil Valentines

8. You can also print out these free valentine labels to peel and stick to the back of your butterfly wings if you’re planning on passing them out! They are formatted to fit shipping sized labels (2 in. x 4 in.).

Free butterfly valentine labels


  • My 2 year old painted his heart wings with watercolors rather than use glitter. There’s so many possibilities!

Homemade Valentines for Kids: Butterfly Pencil Valentines


  • Lucy needed quite a bit of help assembling the butterfly. We finally got a system going~ she’d hand me the two hearts and pencil for the butterfly, I’d do the cuts and insert the pencil, then she’d attach the antennae and shape them. Great teamwork!

Homemade Valentines for Kids: Butterfly Pencil Valentines


Paper Heart Butterfly Pencil valentine

DIY Valentine for Kids to Make: Paper Heart Butterflies with Pencils- Easy candy free homemade valentine. Makes a great Valentine's Day classroom party activity too!


  1. I love it! I recently saw another valentine idea that included a pencil, but I think this one is more creative.

  2. This is so sweet. I am a bit envious of Lucy’s valentine-receivers!

  3. cuddlebugkidsetsy says:

    So cute! Homemade valentines are so sweet!

  4. I love it! Kids get so much candy, it’s great to give them something practical!

    And… just gotta put this out there, your little princess is adorable! ;P

    Thanks for linking up at F-it Fridays, I hope to see you back again next week!

  5. I absolutely love your crafts. I will be making the butterfly pencil valentine with the little girl I babysit.

  6. Those are great! And I love that they are a pencil instead of candy. Really cute! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  7. What a great idea!! I love them! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  8. Catherine(Momma's Fun World) says:

    What a cute idea. Shared on my FB page.

  9. I love these. They are so cute and a great Valentine’s gift that doesn’t have candy 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to the Kid’s Co-op. I have featured your post this week and will be pinning it to the Co-op board on Pinterest.

  10. Such a sweet idea. Children don’t give each other valentine’s in the UK but this would work for birthdays or as a teacher gift.

  11. I love this, it is cute, creative and crafty!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  12. I love these! Pinned them to my Valentines Day for Kids board 🙂

  13. I LOVE this! What a smart idea.

  14. What a cute Valentine’s Butterfly . So practical and a craft kids would love to make .


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