Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!
Valentines is the perfect time for crafting with your children. Here are some easy and fun craft projects together.
Thumb Print Hearts
- Small inexpensive frames – red or pink if possible
- White paper
- Red and/or pink (non-toxic) stamp pads
- Have your child make two overlapping thumb prints in the shape of a heart.
- Add your child’s name and the year then put into frames.
Valentine Decoupage Plates
- Clear glass plates
- Mod Podge (available at craft stores like Michaels)
- Colored tissue paper
- Plain white paper
- Cut out a circle from plain white paper the same size as the bottom of the plate.
- Have children decorate the circle using markers.
- Apply mod podge to the bottom of the plate and adhere the decorated circle.
- Use cut scraps of tissue to fill in around the white circle, working only on the bottom of the plate, leaving no glass showing through.
- Allow to dry and trim any pieces of tissue larger than the plate.
- For decorative use only!
Felt Fortune Cookies
- Red and/or pink felt
- Floral wire
- Thin ribbon – red, pink or other valentine pattern
- Paper for writing fortunes
- Treats to put inside
- Scissors and glue
- Cut felt into circles approximately 4 ½ “ in diameter.
- For each circle, cut a piece of ribbon and a piece of wire slightly shorter than 4 ½ “ long.
- Glue the wire across the diameter of the felt circle and then glue the ribbon over the wire. Allow to dry.
- Fold the circle in half, so the wire is in the fold. Bend each side inward, making a fortune cookie shape.
- Fill with a fortune and small treats! You can use candy, but even more fun, consider the mini Japanese erasers – a favorite with elementary school children!
Sweetheart Candy Frames
- Conversation hearts in boxes with cellophane openings on the front (Boxed Conversation Hearts)
- A small photo
- Magnetic tape
- Open the box and remove the candy to enjoy later!
- Cut out a photo that fits into the opening on the front of the box, taping it behind the cellophane “window.”
- Seal the box and add magnetic tape to the back.
Conversation Heart Topiaries
- Styrofoam cone
- Meringue powder (available in the baking section of craft stores)
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Candy hearts
- Small terracotta pot
- Ribbon trim
- Make royal icing according to the recipe. (Royal Icing Recipe)
- Starting from the bottom of the cone, use a spatula to apply royal icing and then press candy hearts into the icing.
- Continue working in rows until the cone is completely covered. Allow to dry.
- Trim the terracotta pot with ribbon and glue the cone to the pot.
Cupcake Candy Baskets
- Assorted valentine cupcake papers
- Assorted card stock and paper doilies
- Decorative trims
- Chenille pipe cleaners
- Foil wrapped candies
This is a great craft for using up all sorts of left over craft supplies!
- Gather scraps of wrapping paper and scrap booking paper, ribbons and decorations and let the kids use their imaginations!
- Trim the cupcake papers with glue and then glitter and layer several papers to create the base.
- A chenille pipe cleaner makes a sturdy handle and a ribbon will finish the look.
- Fill with wrapped candies and spread some Valentine cheer!
Happy Hearts Day!
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