Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Get your kids excited for Valentine’s Day by creating fun family crafts. From cards, decorations and tasty treats, there is no better day to show that someone special how much you care for them. Here are some fun Valentine’s Day Crafts that you and your kids will have a blast with:

Homemade Cards
In our opinion, handmade cards are more personal and special than anything you can buy in a store. Give your children the supplies to glue on hand-cut hearts, write a meaningful message and draw a picture, and it will be the best card your child can give. Find some great DIY options for kids to make their teachers, classmates, siblings or parents here.

Make Cookies
You can’t go wrong with a creating a delicious batch of homemade cookies. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles to bring out the special day. Make enough for your child to bring along to school and for you bring to work. Don’t forget to save some for yourself! Find a great cookie recipe example here. You could even bake delicious Chip Shoppe cookies and put them in specially crafted red, pink and white boxes to represent Valentine’s Day! No matter how you craft them, you can’t go wrong with a batch of cookies.

Create a Valentine’s Box
With all of the Valentine’s cards your kids will be receiving at school, have them make a creative box to keep it in. Start with a small box (shoe boxes or empty cereal boxes work great) wrap them in blank paper and decorate. See some great ideas in this blog to use this year.

Candy Heart Experiment
Perhaps the most popular candy given out on Valentine’s Day is the candy heart. If your child ends up with an abundance of these (or simply doesn’t like them) create your own candy heart experiment. Using different liquids, drop a heart in different bottles, and monitor the reactions. Have your kids guess what they think will happen when they drop them in the bottle and watch the reactions. For more tips on how to make your experiment go smoothly read these instructions.

Suncatcher Craft
Put your old Christmas present wrapping supplies to good use with this easy to make Valentine’s Day suncatcher craft for kids. You can use it as a fun way to spice up your home for Valentine’s Day.

Remember that Valentine’s Day is a day of love to celebrate your friends and family. Sometimes a homemade card, craft or cookies can say it all. Don't forget to make each gift come from the heart. If you have any other great Valentine’s Day craft ideas, we would love to hear them in the comments below.

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