Here’s my confession. These Valentine Heart Straw Rockets are inspired by my mom, who is sometimes like a little kid. But in a good way.
You see, we go out for breakfast a couple times a week. And after the waitress brings our drinks with the straws, my mom always leaves about half the paper on hers so that she can blow it at me. Every time.
So thank you, mom, for this easy and kid-favorite Valentine’s Day craft. Because I thought straw rockets are fun, but adding hearts almost like cupid’s arrows, well that’s even better. They’re so easy to make, too. There’s an assortment of straws available these days, and I picked some up with a heart pattern. I also grabbed a bag of heart confetti, which consisted of small, medium, and larger sized hearts. Other than that, all you need is some white paper and clear tape.
Then blow away!
- straws (we used paper straws with a heart pattern)
- heart confetti (or cut hearts from cardstock)
- white paper
- clear tape
First, cut a strip of white paper about 1 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches long.
Roll that small strip of white paper into a cylinder shape slightly larger than your straw. Tape it closed. Then fold down the top and tape it closed as well, making sure it’s taped completely closed so no air can blow through. Glue your large heart onto this piece of paper.
Also glue a small heart in the middle of your straw. Let sit to dry, then feel free to let your love fly!
These Valentine Heart Straw Rockets are such a cute idea for the classroom or any Valentine’s Day party!
Be sure to check out more Valentine’s Day ideas at Kid Things!