Rubber Band Bracelets: Valentine’s Day Craft

By contributing writer Colleen

Even though we homeschool, my kids love passing treats, letters, and little gifts out to friends and family. They especially love to give out Valentines.

I have to admit that I’m not usually good about making  fun Valentine’s Day crafts with them. Oh, I check out all the fun ideas on Pinterest and dream of a cozy afternoon making a bunch of sweet giveaways for friends and family. And then I realize it’s the night before Valentine’s Day, and I jump in the car and head to CVS to pick up a few last-minute boxes of tear apart cards and some candy.

Rubber Band Bracelets: Valentine's Day Craft | The Happy Housewife

This year, like so many others, we’ve caught the rubber band bracelet bug, and after making hundreds to send with a sweet friend to Ecuador to pass out on a trip with Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child, I thought we could keep the momentum going and make rubber band bracelets for Valentine’s Day, too.

If you don’t have a loom, the bracelets are easy to make with two fingers or two pencils. The bands are inexpensive (but get everywhere — you’ve been warned) and come in so many fun colors and styles. Here are some simple tutorials:

For these super fun, and super cute Valentines, I had my kids make a bunch of bracelets.

Rubber Band Bracelets | The Happy Housewife

Then I created a little printable to print onto card stock.

Download the printable here or click on the image to download a copy.

Rubber Band Bracelets Valentine Printable | The Happy Housewife

We cut the circles with scissors at first, but soon switched to a 1 inch circle punch leftover from my scrapbooking days. We punched a small hole towards the bottom of the circle and threaded a bracelet through each one.

Rubber Band Bracelets Valentines | The Happy Housewife

I think they came out adorable! My kids are so excited to pass these out to friends at our homeschool coop in February.

What do you think? Is this a simple enough idea to try with your kiddos?

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