February 14th is fast approaching! Children are already looking forward to all the games, candy, and fun that go along with Valentine’s Day. Other than eating lots of sweet treats, here are a few fun Valentines Day craft ideas to try with your children this Valentine’s Day. Crafting is fun, inspires creativity, and can be used as seasonal decor.
3 Simple Valentines Day Craft Ideas
I hope you and your children enjoy these Valentines Day craft ideas and each year they can become more complex and prettier as your children become more skilled!
Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards
While there are always plenty of options of packages for premade cards in stores, creating handmade, thoughtfully decorated cards makes the day even sweeter. Plus you can add a personalized message to friends and teachers. Create a craft station for your children to create their very own handmade Valentine’s Day cards, including:
- Colored construction paper
- Glitter glue
- Felt hearts
- Crayons and markers
- Glittery felt hearts
- Pipe cleaners
If they aren’t feeling that creative, you can also find always use Pinterest.
Giving and receiving Valentine’s Day cards with friends, family and classmates is the best part of holiday for children. Creating a fun, one-of-a-kind Valentine Mailbox to hold all their many valentines’ treats will get them even more excited for upcoming festivities. There are some ideas to get you started here.
Use colorful paper bags or boxes and decorate with:
- Heart-shaped paper doilies
- Printed duct tapes
- Glitter Glue
- Plastic heart gems
- Felt hearts
- Markers and crayons
Stain Glass Hearts
You and your children can make beautiful window decorations for Valentine’s Day. To make “stain glass hearts” you will just create the border heart with construction paper and the interior heart with tissue paper that will let the light shine through like stained glass. You will need:
- Construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Contact paper
Cut out a heart shape outline with the construction paper and place on to sheet of contact paper. Decorate the inside of the heart with different colored strips of tissue paper. Once filled in, place opposite sheet of contact paper on the other side and trim the excess paper around the heart. Hang in window for a lovely Valentines display. You can even make these into a heart suncatcher craft banner.
More Valentine’s Day Inspiration:
There will be plenty of candy and other yummy heart shaped treats at kid’s Valentine’s Day parties. Why not give them something little different this year, here are a few non candy ideas for your Valentine:
- Coloring book
- Small stuffed animal
- Water globe
I hope you enjoy these crafts using inexpensive supplies. Which Valentines Day craft do you think you will make with your kids? Do you have other favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas you want to share?