Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and if you are looking for a Valentine’s Day craft to satisfy a last minute need or if you need something quick and easy to satisfy young or eager children, there are plenty of good ideas to choose from. Below are just 5 examples of easy Valentines Day crafts that you can make.
1. Paper Valentine making — Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be right if it weren’t for the exchange of cards, handmade valentines and other personalized pieces of art. Perhaps the most versatile of all the Valentine’s Day crafts paper Valentine’s can be made into just about any shape and size. Be creative with your Valentine making, try to make a pop-up card or a card that folds out to get bigger, the possibilities are endless. Writing you message to your Valentine is fun for all ages and there is no “wrong” way to make or give a Valentine so long as it is done with love.
2. Valentine’s Day windsock — This Valentine’s Day crafts is a perfect easy activity that will seem like it took a lot longer to put together than it actually did. All that you need is some construction paper, streamers, some string and an empty oatmeal can. Cover the outside of the can with the paper and decorate by coloring, using stickers or painting. Carefully cut out the bottom of the can so that you are left with a hallow tube. Staple 12-18 inch long streamers to the inside of the can so that the streamers hang lengthwise from the bottom of the can. Secure about 6 inches of string from three points along the top rim of the can and tie all three strings together at the top. The string is what you will use to hang your windsock. Hang your windsock on your balcony or porch and watch it fly in the wind.
3. Valentine’s Day memory game — The game of memory presents a challenge for everyone, no matter their age. Creating a Valentine’s Day memory game is such a great craft idea because everyone in the family can contribute to the making of the game and play together. All that you need to have is several pieces of cardstock that are identical in color. Cut the cardstock into an equal number of same-size pieces. Using crayons or pencils, color a Valentine’s Day related item on two cards (so that they match). Continue this process until you have enough matches to make a complete game.
4. Valentine holders — Chances are that you and your children like receiving nice notes and treats on Valentine’s Day. So why not make a fun place to have all of those Valentine’s delivered to?! Valentines holders are very simple to make and can be embellished with whatever decorations and coloring that you want. To make a simple Valentine holder you will need some tape or staples and two paper plates. Cut one paper plate in half and place it on top of the whole plate so that the inside of each plate touches and the plate that is cut in half is positioned so that it forms a pocket. Use the tape or stapler to secure the two plates together and there you have it! This very simple idea can be adapted easily so that if you want a more extravagant holder you can certainly take the time to decorate your plates in a way that you are satisfied with. You can also be even more ambitious by using the basic circle shape of your holder to form the belly or head of an animal and use more paper plates to make up the rest of the body. Have fun and think outside of the box.
5. Red or heart-shaped breakfast — Breakfast can easily be turned into a Valentine’s Day feast with a little prep time and some effort. Heart shaped pancakes can be made by using a metal cookie cutter mold to pour a thin layer of pancake batter onto the pan. You can add food coloring or strawberries to the batter to make them pink. Using a cookie cutter on toast with some strawberry or raspberry jam is another fun way to make your breakfast festive.