As you prepare your Valentine’s Day Cards this year, consider making some Valentine’s crafts as well. Crafts are not only a great way to engage kids, but they also allow you to spend some quality family time together. Crafts also make for great gifts or favors for parties, especially around holidays. Here are some fun and yet easy to do craft items that you could indulge in this valentines day.
Chopstick Valentines Frame : This could be a special handmade gift for grandma this valentine’s day. Be sure to put a nice little photograph of the child who crafted it before gifting it away.
- Colored paper (magazine pages, gift wrap, origami paper, etc.)
- Round chopstick
Directions: First trim the piece of cardboard into a rectangle shape and then cover it with a piece of colored paper. Cut a small piece of cardboard and paste it at the back of the rectangle cardboard so that it holds up the picture frame. Now hand out the round chopsticks to the guests and ask them to wrap the colored paper around them and secure the paper with glue. Then slide the paper tube off of the chopstick. After you have made several tubes, you can glue or tape them to the frame. Repeat the process until there is enough space left in the middle of the rectangle cardboard frame to stick the picture. Once this is done paste the photo onto the frame.
Pom Pom Heart Card : This is a great craft for a valentines kids party. It is very easy to make and looks beautiful.
- Card blank with round aperture
- 5mm pom poms
- Star shapes
- White card
- Double sided tape
- Glue dots
Directions: First stick the white card behind the round aperture. Then draw a heart shape onto the white card and stick pom poms onto the heart shape with glue dots. Then stick three star shapes below with glue dots and the card is complete.
Valentines Wreath: Make a pretty valentine wreath of hearts with a paper plate and red and pink construction paper. It can be a good class activity where the number of hearts in the wreath is equal to the number of children in the class. Children can even write valentines messages on the hearts for the owner of the wreath.
- Red and pink construction paper
- A paper plate
- Optional – glitter
Directions: First handout a paper plate to each of your guests and ask them to make a large hole in the paper plate. Then ask them to cut out several hearts of the same size from pink and red construction paper. Once they are done with this you can tell them to stick the red and pink hearts in a sequence over the paper plate. Hand out some glitter, markers and stickers. Then your little guests can decorate their wreath with the supplies.
See Valentines Crafts Ideas For Kids – Part 2 for more great craft ideas.