Craft Roundup: Class Valentine Projects are DIY Treats

Does someone in your family have a Valentine's Day classroom party coming up in the next few weeks? Get those little southeast Michigan love bugs of yours crafting early – and have them hand out nifty mementos with lots of heart (isn't that always the case with stuff that's handmade, vs. the store-bought fare?). This week's roundup showcases a few clever ideas for new takes on valentine classics.

Owl Themed Valentine Candy Box

If your kids are giving a box of chocolates or treats to a friend or family member, why not let them decorate it to make it theirs? This darling idea from Naughty Secretary Club features an ever-cool felt owl – with flowered hearts for eyes.

Message-in-a-Bottle Valentines

Ahoy, matey! If you arrrre a pirate lover or know someone who is, surprise them with a tiny Valentine message in this pirate-themed creation from Mad in Crafts.

Cupcake Liner Valentine Awards

Everyone's a winner on Valentine's Day! Make your small crafters their very own award to show off on Feb. 14 with this Urban Comfort tutorial.

Super Hero Stick Puppets

Here's a totally different take on classroom valentines: puppets! And super hero puppets, at that. Mom blogger Tonya Stabb shows you how on Create-Celebrate-Explore.

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