Simple Valentine’s Crafts for Children


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Valentine’s is a day for displaying others how a lot we love them, and that usually entails Valentine’s Day playing cards and crafts. It is a nice time to tug out the crafts station for artwork tasks and let the children have enjoyable. Listed here are some concepts for Valentine’s Day crafts on your little ones to make and provides! 

Valentine’s Crafts for Children

Most of us can bear in mind the dialog coronary heart candies and little paper Valentine’s Day playing cards that we exchanged as youngsters. Our household limits processed sugar, although, and papercrafts can actually begin to pile up round the home. We all the time have pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and stickers readily available for artwork tasks, however these youngsters’ crafts go slightly past that. 

I wished to do some tasks with the children that will be enjoyable for them and likewise create a helpful reward for family and friends. Your little ones may additionally alternate these presents in school or make some for siblings. A few of these tasks would require slightly extra assist from an grownup, however they’re straightforward sufficient for teenagers of all ages (even preschoolers) to do.

Wildflower Seed Coronary heart Valentines 

This Valentine’s craft for teenagers kills two birds with one stone. We’re upcycling paper and serving to to save the bees and different pollinators. They appear slightly like sweet hearts, however with out the processed sugar and meals coloring. I used scrap white paper and threw in some pink development paper to make a pink colour. 

You received’t need to plant these in February, however spring (and flower planting season) is true across the nook. Embody planting directions if these coronary heart crafts are a present, and you should definitely use flowers native to your space. Listed here are just a few locations to get non-GMO seeds:

Wildflower Seed Coronary heart Supplies Wanted

Directions

  1. Tear up the scrap items of paper and put them within the blender. If you need pink hearts, you need to use pink and white, or you possibly can simply do white paper. In case you have loads of paper in a sure colour (like yellow), then you possibly can make a number of batches. Experiment and see what you want.
  2. Put sufficient water within the blender to submerge the paper, and let it soak for Quarter-hour or so. Mix till it’s a thick pulp. Add extra water as wanted if the paper begins to jam up.
  3. Pour the paper water slurry onto a display screen and generously sprinkle in your wildflower seeds. You need to easy out the slurry some on the display screen so it’s not too thick.
  4. As soon as the paper has utterly dried (just a few hours), rigorously peel it off of the display screen.
  5. Lay a heart-shaped cookie cutter on the paper and hint round it with the pen or marker. Minimize out the guts shapes.
  6. Make a card with planting directions to present with the guts if it’s a present.

 DIY Valentine Handprint Coronary heart Tree

This mission is nice for the youngest ones within the household and makes an amazing reward for grandparents. Tracing their hand and slicing out the hearts helps youngsters apply their tremendous motor abilities and teaches symmetry. As a homeschool household, these are simply a few of the abilities we cowl in a day! Right here’s the simple tutorial for this cute Valentine souvenir. 

Handprint Coronary heart Tree Supplies

  • Pink, white, pink, and brown development paper
  • Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick

Directions

  1. Have your infant hint their hand and down their arm on the brown piece of paper, serving to them if wanted. Their fingers are the tree branches and their arm is the trunk. 
  2. Minimize out the handprint tree and glue it to a different sheet of paper, ideally cardstock. 
  3. Fold the coloured development paper in half and hint out half a coronary heart. You’ll need it to make a full coronary heart as soon as it’s reduce and the paper is opened. Do that a number of instances, making hearts of various sizes and colours. It is a good time to make use of up these little coloured paper scraps.
  4. Have your little ones reduce the define of the hearts.
  5. Glue the hearts onto the “tree branches” to make coronary heart foliage on the tree. You can too use a coronary heart stamp so as to add some extra visible distinction to the tree. 
  6. Don’t overlook to have your kiddos signal their masterpiece earlier than gifting it!

DIY Coronary heart-Formed Crayons

Valentine’s crafts for teenagers that deplete scrap objects in the home are all the time a plus in my ebook. DIY crayons may look subtle, however they’re straightforward peasy to make. You don’t even want any craft provides for this one. 

I’ve silicone molds that I particularly use for issues like lotion bars and sugar scrub cubes. Should you plan on utilizing a mould for meals, like vitamin C gummies, then preserve it separate out of your crafting molds. 

DIY Crayons Supplies

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 levels.
  2. Assist your little one take the paper off the crayons and snap or reduce them into smaller items in the event that they’re on the massive aspect. 
  3. Place the crayon items into the silicone molds. They’ll use one colour for every mould or combine and match for a multicolored crayon. 
  4. Put the silicone mould onto a baking sheet for extra stability, and bake the crayons within the oven for about 10-Quarter-hour or till melted. 
  5. Enable the crayons to chill utterly earlier than eradicating them from the mould. 
  6. You may give these individually or connect them to a bit of cardstock with a Valentine’s message.

Fingerprint Coronary heart Valentine’s Day Card

This one is probably not one thing to make use of like the opposite craft concepts, but it surely’s a pleasant contact to present a do-it-yourself reward with a do-it-yourself Valentine card. Thanks playing cards are additionally massive in our home. Older youngsters may make a coronary heart collage with tissue paper, adorn it with stamps, and get inventive.

Coronary heart Card Supplies

  • Paint (pink, white, or pink)
  • Cardstock
  • Development paper (white, pink, or pink)
  • Markers

Directions

  1. Put a layer of paint in your little one’s arms. Have them maintain their arms in a V form with their fingertips touching. Select a contrasting paint and paper colour so the colours don’t simply mix collectively. You can do pink paint on pink paper, white paint on pink paper, and so forth.
  2. Press the paint-covered arms onto a coloured piece of development paper. Let the paint dry.
  3. As soon as it’s dried, hint a coronary heart form across the handprints and reduce it out. 
  4. Glue the guts cutout onto some cardstock and write a customized message. 

Extra Simple Valentine’s Day Crafts 

There are loads of enjoyable Valentine’s Day crafts for teenagers on the market, so listed here are just a few extra concepts.

What actions do your youngsters do on Valentine’s Day? Any particular traditions? Tell us within the feedback!



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