Valentine’s Day is all about love. Typically, love between couples. It is also a great way to display love between a parent and a child. Or anyone else for that matter. Teachers, friends, family, even pets (yes, 3% of pet owners give Valentine’s gifts to their pets). Yet as parents always on the hunt for cheap child-related activities, it has another purpose. It’s a great opportunity to get creative with some kids Valentine’s craft ideas.
Why not spend some quality time with your children showing your adoration through art? And don’t hold back. Spread your love to anyone and everyone who deserves it. A hand-made gift of love is sure to make the day of any lucky recipient. And not only that, according to Dr Darlene Silvernail, Instructor at South University West Palm Beach, giving Valentine’s gifts (or any gift) is proven to improve your psychological health.
Oh and remember, don’t sign your Valentine’s cards. During the Victorian era this was considered unlucky. And the superstition seems to have stuck.
If you need a little inspiration, look no further than the below imaginative yet easy ideas.
KIDS VALENTINE’S CRAFT IDEAS TO MAKE WITH LOVE
There is always a use for those cardboard tissue rolls. Never throw them out! Hours of fun can be had stamping out hearts for a love-inspired masterpiece.
Simplicity at its finest. Hang a few of these red curly hearts around your house for stylish yet simple decoration. You can use them like mistletoe at Christmas … as a good excuse for kissing!
So simple yet very effective. This love-giving ladybug will make a gorgeous card cover or wall hanging for one lucky Valentine. It’s a kids Valentine’s craft idea not to be missed.
An ingenuous idea to create Valentine’s gifts that are not only fun, but useful too. Give them out to teachers, school friends and family. They will love love love them.
What could warm the heart more than this adorable owl? There’s lots of cutting and sticking fun involved to put the cutest Valentine’s question to your loved one.
Possibly the simplest of the suggestions. These oh-so-easy paper chains will make a big impact if you want to decorate your house or classroom this Valentine’s Day.
Garlands are not just for Christmas. Hang one of these fun garlands on your door this Valentine’s so everyone can see you’re spreading the love.
Here’s another easy Valentine’s craft for kids. Make some bee-u-ti-ful heart flowers out of colour paper and drinking straws.
by Lolly Jane
We’re always down for edible crafts! Your kids will love making these candy heart bracelets that taste as scrumptious as they look.
Googly eyes make everything 1ox better! Try these love bug craft sticks this Valentine’s day. A bit of painting is required but the end result is so worth it.
I hope these kids Valentine’s craft ideas have given you some motivation to get crafty with your kids and enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
And if you struggle with Cupid’s crazy card-filled holiday check out my Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Single Mothers.