The big kid came home from school the other day telling me about Valentine's Day and how kids give each other candy and cards. Yes, child, I'm well aware of the customs. I can't help but wonder if this latest influx of information is coming from his teachers…or perhaps a crush who's trying to assure that they're top of the valentine-receiving list.

Leave it to mom to be suspicious, huh?

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

He insisted that we practice making valentines, and then we needed somewhere to put them. This milk jug valentine holder was the result.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Start with some red acrylic paint and a clean milk jug. You'll need white acrylic paint for an accent to finish it later.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Squirt a good dollop of paint into the milk jug.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Cap it and shake, shake, shake it like a Polaroid picture. You'll want to add a bit of water in there to make sure the paint gets ALL over, into every nook and cranny.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Turn it upside down in an egg carton to dry for a few days.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Have your kid draw a heart on the outside.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

Then, cut the heart out with craft scissors and dab around the edges with some white acrylic paint.

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

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Let it dry and tie a ribbon around the handle to hang it somewhere and tell the world you are ready for ALL the valentines!

Hint, hint.

 

Milk jug valentine holder that kids can make themselves. This would be perfect for a classroom Valentine's Day party!

I think these would look really precious tied from the desks of a whole classroom full of students. They're so easy to make, the supplies are practically free, and the fact that the kids can do almost the whole thing themselves is a major bonus. Share this milk jug valentine holder with a teacher friend or pin it for later!