Skip to main content

Show Me Some Love - Simple Valentine's Crafts for Kids

Feb 12, 2014 07:46PM, Published by Justin Wilkerson, Categories: Today


Gallery: [3 Images] Click any image to expand.



Here are a few of our favorite Valentine's crafts to do with your kids. Hopefully they help you to get creative and really enjoy the holiday with your little ones. 




Heart Animals

Image title

Using heart-shapes and various crafting supplies in the house, kids can get creative making little Valentine's creatures. 

Supplies:

  • Felt, craft foam or construction paper
  • glue
  • markers
  • googly eyes
  • ribbon, yarn, sequins, pom poms or just about any other craft supply your heart desires

Using different sizes of hearts, make the faces or bodies of different animals. For example, put hearts all in a row on a piece of paper. Add eyes, tentacles and legs and you have a caterpillar! Or, use a large upside down heart as a face. Add sideways hearts for the outline of the eyes. Use smaller hearts as the ears and nose. Add googly eyes and you will have the face of a raccoon!



'Stained Glass' Art

Image title

    This art project is easy to do and fun for kids of all ages. Just be sure an adult helps with the oven. 

    Supplies:
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees . Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place cookie cutters on the tray. Place enough beads inside the cookie cutters to fill the bottom of each. Parents:place cookie sheets in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the beads melt into that "stained glass" look. Be forewarned - melting plastic is a bit stinky. Once the beads have melted, remove the cookie sheets and cool. You should be able to remove your heart-shaped artwork very easily once they've cooled completely. Drill a small hole into the top each each heart and string together with twine, fishing line or ribbon. Use a hook or suction cup to affix to a sunny window and enjoy your stained glass masterpiece.   


    Heart Wreath 

    Image title

    This craft is well-suited for preschoolers and takes very little time. 

    Supplies:

    • Construction Paper
    • Scissors
    • Tape, Stapler or Glue
    • Twine or ribbon

    Cut construction paper into 2" wide strips. Fold the strips in half and then using tape, glue (or a stapler for older kids) pull the ends into the middle crease where you folded it to make the point of the heart. Tape, glue or staple into the heart shape. When you've made an even number of hearts (we used 6 here), tape them all together in a circle to make a wreath. Punch a hole in one and string ribbon through to hang from a door or window. 

     


    Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Mansfield Magazine's free newsletter to get regular updates



    Embed this content on your website

    Embed


    crafts valentine's


    • Exhibit: Milton H. Greene: Women

      07/23/2017
      01:00PM — 05:00PM

      May 13, 2017 – August 6, 2017 Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at...


    • DFW Solar Awareness Day

      07/24/2017
      12:00AM

      Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


    • Summer in the Arts 2017: July 10-29

      07/24/2017
      09:00AM — 04:00PM

      roll them in the Grand Prairie Arts Council’s 2017 Summer in the Arts Program. Sessions run ...


    • Summer in the Arts 2017: July 10-29

      07/26/2017
      09:00AM — 04:00PM

      roll them in the Grand Prairie Arts Council’s 2017 Summer in the Arts Program. Sessions run ...


    • Adventure Days for Kids

      07/26/2017
      09:00AM — 12:00PM

      Loyd Park hosts Adventure Days as the perfect way to introduce children to nature and outdoor exp...


    • Little Naturalist

      07/26/2017
      09:30AM — 10:15AM

      Colors of Nature - Children ages 3-5 come learn about nature through exploration. We will read, ...


    • Exhibit: Milton H. Greene: Women

      07/26/2017
      10:00AM — 05:00PM

      May 13, 2017 – August 6, 2017 Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at...


    • HillsideFIT: July Stroller Barre

      07/27/2017
      08:00AM — 09:00AM

      Get geared up for summer with Hillside Village‘s HillsideFIT, a free fitness series taught by exp...


    • Summer in the Arts 2017: July 10-29

      07/27/2017
      09:00AM — 04:00PM

      roll them in the Grand Prairie Arts Council’s 2017 Summer in the Arts Program. Sessions run ...


    • Adventure Days for Kids

      07/27/2017
      09:00AM — 12:00PM

      Loyd Park hosts Adventure Days as the perfect way to introduce children to nature and outdoor exp...


    • Little Naturalist

      07/27/2017
      09:30AM — 10:15AM

      Colors of Nature - Children ages 3-5 come learn about nature through exploration. We will read, ...


    • Exhibit: Milton H. Greene: Women

      07/27/2017
      10:00AM — 05:00PM

      May 13, 2017 – August 6, 2017 Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at...


    • Arlington Black Chamber July General Meeting

      07/27/2017
      06:00PM — 08:00PM

      Friends, Our next scheduled Arlington Black Chamber Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 27t...


    • Exhibit: Milton H. Greene: Women

      07/27/2017
      10:00AM — 05:00PM

      May 13, 2017 – August 6, 2017 Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at...


    • Star Wars Themed Summer Reading Finale and Recognition: Saturday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m. at the Li...


    • Adventure Days for Kids

      08/02/2017
      09:00AM — 12:00PM

      Loyd Park hosts Adventure Days as the perfect way to introduce children to nature and outdoor exp...


    • Exhibit: Milton H. Greene: Women

      08/02/2017
      10:00AM — 05:00PM

      May 13, 2017 – August 6, 2017 Born in New York in 1922, Milton Greene began taking pictures at...


     

    Image title
    Mansfield Area High School Sports

    Community Champions