Keeping kids entertained on holidays may be a challenge if you do not feel like you have a very strong creative side. Fortunately, computers and the Internet have made it possible to download just about anything. If you know how to use the internet and a printer, you can provide your children with hours of Valentine’s Day specific fun for any age. Here is a sample of the types of things that you may be able to find when you look online for printable Valentine’s Day crafts for kids:
Patterns — There are patterns for just about any craft online. Whether you are looking to sew something special for your significant other or you want to make something ceramic, there are so many resources on the Internet that are there to tell you exactly how to do just about anything.
Coloring pages — Coloring pages can be made to be appropriate for just about any age. You can search for the simplest drawings for toddlers and the more complex drawings that older kids can be challenged by. There is something for every child in the home so it is very possible to have a family activity where everyone colors.
Word finds — This kind of craft is generally better suited to older children who would enjoy a work find and understand the concepts that are involved with this kind of game. This can also be a learning opportunity to teach about the origin of Valentine’s Day and the history and stories that go along with it. Be sure to include words that are of various lengths and let the kids spend the time and effort to find them. Many people still do their word searches by hand, but there are many free programs online that will allow you to put all of the words you want in the puzzle and it will generate one automatically for you. Then you can simply print the letter grid on a piece of pink or red paper that fits the Valentine’s Day theme.
Cards — Cards are another great way to keep kids entertained while making a Valentine’s Day craft. Many people just buy their valentine’s and don’t put much thought into them other than what they want the theme to be. This can be a great opportunity for you and your child to come up with something unique that their friends will always remember. They will also remember that it was something original that they made with their own hands and didn’t have to buy from the store. If you are on a small budget for Valentine’s Day, then this may not be the way to go, because sometimes you can find pre printed cards for less money than the supplies you would need to make a fancy card on your own.
Buy books — If you are having trouble finding exactly the kind of craft or activity that you are looking for, you may want to navigate away from the free media that is available and start looking for the craft books that are available online. Many books that are for sale online will also have an option for instant download. This means that you can buy a book online, download it instantly and have access to reading that book within minutes. Many times this way of purchasing books is a lot less expensive than traditional book buying because the seller is spared all of the costs of production when their product is simply downloaded. IF you are looking for something specific enough that you can’t find it in the free content, you may be surprised at just how affordable paying for that idea may be.