These cute little hearts are a great alternative for valentines and your kids can make it themselves!!
Scissors/craft foam/permanent markers/pipe cleaners/pencil
Cut a small heart from craft foam
With a permanent marker, print a short message on the front and the name of the giver on the back
Poke an inch of the pipe cleaners through the bottom of the heart, bend it down, and twist it back around the remaining length of pipe cleaner.
Coil the pipe cleaner tightly around the pencil
Gently pull up on the heart so that part of the coil bobs freely above pencil with several loops anchored around eraser