With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our kids are getting ready to exchange cards and gifts with their friends, family, and classmates. Creating holiday-themed crafts with the kids is always a fun activity, but using the same designs over and over again can get boring. Help your kids think outside the box with these creative ideas that will make Valentine’s Day more special than ever before!
4 Clever Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
Not every Valentine card needs to be red or pink. Try this space-inspired idea to shake things up. All you need is black cardboard or construction paper cut into a heart shape. Then, let your kids draw planets and stars on one side of the paper with metallic markers. Add small bouncy balls (I found mine on Amazon) and your kids’ Valentine’s message to complete.
Valentine’s Day Cake Pops
Fire up the oven and help your kids create their very own cake pops. These homemade treats are not only cute and portable, but they’re the perfect project for beginning bakers. Simply bake a box cake according to package directions, mash it up, and combine it with frosting to make bite-sized balls. After inserting the sticks and giving them a quick freeze, you’re ready to frost and decorate your cake pops with hearts, sprinkles, and any other Valentine’s Day-themed decorations. Cover them in clear plastic and tie up with a ribbon before handing them off to the lucky recipients.
Take a break from the sweets and offer a thoughtful gift that will last long after your kids’ sugar high is gone: a Valentine’s Day-themed keepsake box. Start with a few blank boxes from your local craft store, or you could even raid your stash of leftover Christmas packages for supplies. Then provide paint, stickers, glitter, and glue, and let your kids’ imaginations run wild decorating custom boxes for their favorite friends and family.
Hands Full of Heart
Kids will love this idea because it allows them to get their hands dirty. Adults will love having a memento of a favorite child’s hands when they were small! All you need is some white paper and bright paint for this project — and plenty of soap and water for washing up. Pour different colors of paint onto paper plates and allow the kids to dip their hands in before creating a personalized stamp on white paper. After the paint dries, have them add a message and sign their name.
Do you have any fun ideas for kid-friendly Valentine’s Day crafts? Please share your ideas in the comments!
Jennifer Lutz is the home décor expert at www.christmastreemarket.com For more clever ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day, check out Jennifer’s post on repurposing Christmas decorations in February.