If you’re looking for some seasonal Valentine’s Day crafts, then we’ve got some great suggestions for you! Your little one might be used to making some of these at school, so instead of missing out, why not try some of these ideas at home?
One of the most iconic Valentine’s Day crafts to make with kids are cards! This year we’ve not seen many of our loved ones so sending a handmade card would be the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ to friends and family. This is something many children make at school every year, so you’re probably familiar with the concept, but here are some ideas of different ways to decorate cards:
- Using a temporary method such as masking tape or blue tack, secure a heart shaped piece of paper in the middle of the card. Then, using various shades of red, pink and white paints, thumbprint all over the card. When you peel off the heart shaped paper you should be left with a blank heart shaped relief to write a special message inside.
- Why not try drawing lots of lovely hearts on your card with a taper candle, and then painting over it in watercolour to reveal the designs you’ve made. This will be a really fun experiment for little ones as well as a fun craft!
- For something a little more advanced, why not try this adorable bear card craft? You could use the same idea to create all sorts of different animals! https://www.redtedart.com/pop-up-bear-card-diy/
If you want to put a smile on your kids (and your neighbours’ faces!), why not decorate your front door with a wreath for Valentine’s? Wreaths can be decorated for any season, not just Christmas! It’s an easy way to get your children excited about an event or day, without having to clutter the inside of your house with decorations. Here’s a lovely heart wreath that’s super easy to make from some coloured card and a paper plate:
Rock painting was all the rage back in the summer, and we say why not bring it back for Valentine’s? Collect up a bunch of rocks and pebbles, with nice smooth surfaces. Position two thumbprints made with red paint next to each other to make a heart shape. Wait for them to dry, then draw fun faces on them! Right before Valentine’s Day, hide them around your local area with your little one to bring smiles to your community’s faces. Full tutorial here: https://www.redtedart.com/friendship-rocks-valentines/
Crafting makes us peckish, so you’ll definitely need a snack to go along with all your Valentine’s Day crafts! Here’s a fun idea for making a heart themed chocolate snack: