Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Today we’re sharing some easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids.  These are easy crafts that you can make with little supplies and little to no effort making them a great choice for busy parents.

We recently realized that we didn’t have very many Valentine’s Day decorations.  In the spirit of frugality, we decided to make some homemade decorations and had some fun in the process.  Here we are sharing not just one but several crafts you can make too. These Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids are easiest enough that kids or even those that are very crafty can also make.

What supplies do you need for these crafts?

For the first several crafts you will need some paper cut out hearts. We have a Silhouette Cameo 3 which we used to cut out the hearts in different colored card stock.  You can also use a different type of craft or paper cutter if you have one of those too.  But if all else fails you can cut these hearts out by hand too.  If your kids are at an age where they are learning to cut shapes out this would be good practice for them too.

Paper Heart Tree

The first craft we’re sharing is a heart tree.  To make this tree, first draw the stump and branches of your tree in the color of your choice. Then use some of the paper hearts you cut out. For this heart tree we chose a combination of red, pink and white hearts to act as leaves on the tree. We also put a larger heart at the top to add the tree’s canopy. This proved to turn out really cute too!

Valentine’s Heart Wreath

The second craft is to make a paper Valentine’s heart wreath with some of the larger paper hearts you cut. We chose to cut a ring about an inch or so think with the white card stock and then used hearts in the same combination of red, pink and white to line this ring and make up this wreath. This craft only required some glue, paper ring, and paper hearts and easily came together.

Handmade Valentine’s Cards

The third craft is to make your own Valentine’s day cards with the same supplies.  We used some white card stock that we cut into 4 squares and then used these hearts to make little designs and patterns on each card. We then took a marker and wrote some cute sayings on each of the cards.  Lastly, we had our daughter write her own note or scribbles to each person on the back of card.

Pompom Heart

The last craft idea we’re sharing is a pompom heart. This is a great way to use up pompoms of any color you have leftover from other projects.  To make a pompom heart, simply draw the shape of a heart on a sheet of card stock or paper. Then have you child glue pompoms on the heart shape you drew to make the shape of heart. We finished each heart with a cute sticker from our sticker collection. We thought these turned out really cute too!

How to Preserve these crafts to last?

Another idea we have to preserve these handmade decorations for years to come is to laminate them.  That way they will be protected from water damage, spills or from getting folded or ruined.  By preserving them this way, we will be able to pass them onto her and she will have some cute keepsakes from her childhood.

We’d love to hear what you think about these Valentine’s craft ideas for kids.  Please give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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