When I was growing up, I absolutely loved Valentine’s Day. Not only would I wake up to a little gift and a sweet card from my parents, but I would get to make Valentine cards for kids in my class. I loved jazzing up little paper hearts with glitter and stickers, and I got even more excited when we’d have Valentine craft time at school!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to get your kids into crafting. Whether you help them with handmade Valentine cards or they help you with Valentine’s Day home décor crafts, your children will love these sparkly, sweet, and colorful projects created especially for young crafters!
Hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! With crazy schedules and kids going back to school, it may be hard to dedicate much time to making handmade Valentine cards. Thankfully there are these Easy Peasy Tissue Paper Valentines. All you have to do is cut out the tissue hearts and you can let your kids do the rest! Have them arrange and glue to their heart’s content.
These Cupid’s Arrow Valentines are also great if you need to make a large quantity of cards in a limited time frame. Here’s an idea…instead of straws, you could use pencils…so the kids get a bonus gift with their little Valentine greeting! If you’re feeling even more generous, you can use a candy sugar stick as well! I’m not sure how teachers would feel about it, but odds are the kids will LOVE it!
I also love these Snow Globe Valentines Cards. These would be perfect to send to grandmas, neighbors, even teachers! And kids will love that the confetti in the card actually moves, just like a real snow globe.
You could also have your kids help with creating handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day. These Valentine Candy Poppers are perfect for neighbors and classmates (or parents—toss one in your kids’ lunch as a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise!). Fill them with little candies and fun Valentine jokes or poems. Plus this is a great way to use up those toilet paper rolls you’ve been storing away!
If you’re looking for a fun school activity, these Thumbprint Animal Bookmarks are perfect! Kids will love getting their hands dirty, and this project is virtually free to make…so it’s perfect for the classroom! Kids can make them for each other or bring them home as a little gift for mom and dad.
It’s no secret that kids love a good mess…and this heart decoration is a great way to keep kids occupied after school. With a little salt, Mod Podge, glitter, flour, and water, kids can make these Salt Dough Hearts to give, keep, or share! This easy Valentine craft is guaranteed to please!
What kid doesn’t love those little conversation hearts? And what parent doesn’t know that kids LOVE to talk? With this cute Conversation Candy Heart Picture, kids can arrange their favorite sayings into beautiful works of art. This is a great idea for those freezing cold late winter evenings when it’s too cold to sled and too early for bedtime.
In an age where everything is emailed, downloaded, uploaded, and digitized, it’s so important to show kids how fun arts and crafts can be…and handmade Valentine crafts is a great way to do it! So show your kids some love and help their creativity blossom with these fun and easy Valentine projects!
Are you crafting with your kids this Valentine’s Day? What are you going to make together?