What better reason to get out glue and glitter than to spend the day making messes and memories with your littlest love bugs? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get crafty and paint the house red…and pink, and white.
If you’re finding yourself short on time (and let’s face it, who isn’t), we’ve taken the liberty to roundup some fun and super easy ways to get creative with kids and celebrate Valentine’s Day. We’ve got ideas for tots, preteens, and everyone in between.
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Talk about being cute as a button. This is a perfect way to use old picture frames or that random jar of loose buttons we all have in our homes. Toddlers will feel empowered as they complete this simple craft with minimal help. If you prefer your buttons to match, you can find inexpensive bags at any craft or dollar store. Find the complete tutorial here.
Deck the halls, walls, and windows with these festive paper hearts. A simple list of supplies and easy instructions make this ideal for preschoolers and younger children. Add an educational element by creating patterns with different colored papers. Get the step-by-step here.
Okay, so glue and glitter and all the things crafty not exactly your thing? No problem. Do It Yourself Divas shares something toddlers and young children can enjoy creating without hauling everything out of the craft drawers. These darling love bug hats that will surely up the fun factor for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
Some wear their heart on their sleeve and some wear it on a cute DIY tote bag! This is great for kids of all ages and, better yet, you can recycle this idea for any holiday. You can find inexpensive tote bags at any craft store along with fabric paint, then all you’ll need is a stencil (cut from any cereal box) and a Q-tip or pencil with a fresh eraser. Find complete instructions and other ways to customize this adorable bag here.
We’re suckers for conversation hearts. Who isn’t? These super sweet, iconic candies are great for more than just eating by the handful. Using cardboard hearts, simply paint and glue the candies on for a pretty, pastel finished product like this one. This craft is appropriate for kids of all ages (and adults too) and looks great as a centerpiece or on the mantle. Learn how to create your own here.
Not only is this handprint Valentine’s Day card something fun and easy for the little ones, but it’s also a great keepsake for parents, grandparents, and all the special grown ups in your kids’ lives. This is also a good way for kids to practice motor skills with tracing shapes and using scissors. Find the complete tutorial here.
Don’t just give flowers, give something that will last. Fill this cute Valentine’s Day flowerpot with candies, a succulent, seed packets, or even art supplies. Foam stickers, paint, and a pot are all you need to help the kids put together gifts made from the heart. Learn more about making your own Valentine’s Day Flowerpot here.
These sweet paper heart butterflies are way easier than they look and-bonus-you probably already have everything you need on-hand. All you’ll need are some paper strips, glue sticks, and of course, antennae. These would look great laid on a table for décor or hung from yarn in the windows. And, if you tend to leave your holiday decorations an absurdly long time, you can just leave these up for spring. Get the instructions here.
We’re big lovers of upcycling and puns, so this had to go on our list. Got a puzzle or two missing some pieces that you just can’t bear to throw away? Yeah, we thought so. Here’s a great way to give those puzzles new life and keep the kids engaged in something creative. Learn more about how to make this adorable wreath here.
It’s with our most sincere apologies that we share this idea. Yep, slime is on the list because the kids love it (even if your carpet doesn’t). Not only is it pretty, but it’s a bit scientific and it’s also a fun alternative to candy if you want to make a batch big enough to share with the class. Get the recipe here.
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to throw away the Christmas candy and replace it with Valentine’s Day candy. We hope that in between bites of chocolate you find some time to settle down around the table and get creative with your family and friends.
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