Show Me Some Love - Simple Valentine's Crafts for Kids
Feb 12, 2014 07:46PM
By Justin Wilkerson
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.
Using heart-shapes and various crafting supplies in the house, kids can get creative making little Valentine's creatures.
- Felt, craft foam or construction paper
- 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
- Metal heart-shaped cookie cutters (any size will do).
- Inexpensive plastic colored beads (we used Pony beads purchase from a craft supply store)
- Cookie Sheet
- Non-stick baking spray
- Twine, fishing line or ribbon
This craft is well-suited for preschoolers and takes very little time.
- Construction Paper
- 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.