Here’s a fun idea for a homemade Valentine to make and give – “You’re the Bomb!” candy Valentines!

Aidan and I enjoyed making these for his friends at school.

"You're the bomb!" Handmade Valentines

We originally saw the “You’re the Bomb” idea over at Heavenly Homemakers a couple of years ago. However, Aidan wanted to make some Valentines with Jolly Rancher candies instead of Tootsie Pops because those are more popular with kids his age (6th grade).

Here’s what we came up with!

Note: I’m sure that these won’t comply with some school’s zero tolerance policy for weapons. My son is at a homeschool co-op, so it won’t be a problem for us. Use your judgment in your situation.

"You're the Bomb" Valentines

We used:

  • Jolly Rancher candy
  • Red tissue paper
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • String
  • Blank paper tags (from Hobby Lobby – party aisle)
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Felt heart stickers (from Hobby Lobby)

We put a loom band (ha!) around a group of 4 Jolly Ranchers to make them easier to wrap in tissue paper. Then we stuck a piece of pipe cleaner through the center to be the fuse.

"You're the Bomb!" Valentines

Then we wrapped each bomb in a square of red tissue paper and tied it closed with string. We threaded the tags onto the string before tying it.

"You're the Bomb!" Handmade Valentines

Also check out our Toad-ally Awesome Frog Valentines!


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  1. Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life Feb 1, 2015

    So fun! Now that my boys are getting older, I'm sure they will enjoy more things like this. It'll be fun this year picking which idea we go with!

  2. bob Feb 6, 2016

    nice!!!!!! :)


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