Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate with your children, then it may be time to get crafty! There are so many cute Valentine’s Day crafts that you can make together, and here are a few to check out.
While nobody wants bugs in their house, these cute little love bugs can be the exception. They’re made from craft foam hearts and they have googly eyes, which makes any craft a hit with kids! Let the kids get creative by adding bows and other decorations and then display them on the fridge or a window.
Even the littlest of hands can help make these heart-shaped bird feeders. They’re made with pipe cleaners and Fruit Loops, and you can hang them outside the kitchen window so the kids can watch the birds come to eat. And if the kids decide to eat while crafting – that’s okay, too!
Who doesn’t remember those little conversation hearts with the cute sayings that only appear in the stores on Valentine’s Day? This project will have the kids making a bigger version of those sweet treats using salt dough. All you need is flour, salt, and water to make the dough and a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut them out. The kids can then paint them and write/stamp on them. (To keep clean up easy, place a plastic tablecloth on your table – easily found at your local dollar store – and just throw it away when finished.)
This craft will have you putting some of those paper rolls to good use! The kids will create adorable little mice with heart ears and noses – and, of course, some googly eyes! Once they’re done creating their mice, ask the kids to perform a little Valentine’s Day puppet show with their newly made creatures.
These little keepsakes are so cute for Valentine’s Day! Your kids will make the hearts using their very own thumbprints on cardstock. Then you’ll apply the cardstock to a glass gem (found in most craft stores), and you can turn it into a magnet for the fridge or even a cute necklace. This little craft is perfect for sending to grandparents!
Here’s another cute craft that can be displayed for years to come! The kids will love putting their little fingerprints all over the canvas in a wide array of colors, and you can always get creative and make canvases with different words, too.
Do the kids need to send valentines to their classmates? Do they want to include a special little treat? Then these butterflies are the answer! Using clothespins, fun-sized M&Ms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glitter, and glue sticks, they’ll have all sorts of fun making these. (This is another craft where a plastic table cloth on your kitchen table can save you from sweeping up glitter for days!)
Here’s a project that is a game and a snack all in one. The kids will love making a tic tac toe board from graham crackers and melting chocolate and using candy conversation hearts as their markers. They can play the game or eat the snack – or both!
This Valentine’s Day, let the kids make some crafts, have some fun, but most importantly – spend a little time with you. There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with the ones you love!