Love is in the air! It is time to make Valentine's Day crafts for kids and place hearts everywhere. Make ones to go on the table, walls, and give to special friends. You can't go wrong with red, white, and pink.
It is traditional to give flowers, cards, and candy for Valentine's Day. The tradition was started in the United Kingdom. There was even a mystical character that left sweets for children.
Do you think we can catch a “Cupid” with this bow? Or maybe you will catch your sweetheart!
Hold the two paper towel rolls together so that they make a corner.
Duct tape them together. The duct tape will be the handle of your bow.
Use clear tape to tape the pink streamer to end of one of the paper towel rolls. Wrap until you reach the duct tape. The paper towel roll will be covered. Do the same to the other paper roll.
Hole punch the ends of the two paper towel rolls. Tie your yarn in both holes tightly to make your bowstring.
Your bow is now complete, but hmmm, I think we need to make an arrow for it.
To make your arrow, take a plastic wrap roll. Tape the end of the pink streamer to one of the ends of the plastic roll and wrap it until covered.
Cut a 2 by 2 1/2 inch piece of red paper. Fold it in half. Make half a heart shape on the folded end. Cut out, when you unfold it should look like a whole heart. Tape your heart to the end of the plastic wrap roll, so that the end of the heart is pointing out like an arrowhead.
Tape four black feathers to the other end of your arrow.
Place your arrow with your bow. Now you'll be able to send some love. <3
Here is a cute heart craft that will hold your package of conversation hearts.
Did you know that another name for conversation hearts is sweethearts?
The candies were often used at weddings because of the love sayings that are printed on the candy.
The cookie cutter is not part of the craft but is helpful in making the hands.
Place the end of your pipe cleaner just beyond the point of the cookie cutter. You will want about an inch tail. Fold your pipe cleaner around the cookie cutter.
After you have made your heart shape, twist the end to the pipe cleaner. You should have a heart on a stem.
Don’t they just look like flowers? Well, you could give someone a bouquet of hearts for Valentine’s Day.
Cut a red heart out of a 5 by 5 1/2 inch piece of paper. Use all of the paper, just trim around the edges. It should be a little larger than your box.
Cut a pink heart out of a 3 by 3 1/2 inch piece of paper. This will be the head of your love monster.
Glue on the wiggly eyes. Then draw a heart for the mouth with a pencil. Draw over the pencil marks with a red marker.
Glue the pointed end to the center of the red heart.
Aww, my heart is blushing.
Take your pipe cleaners and poke a hole in the side of the red heart. Thread the end of the pipe cleaner through the hole until it reaches the twisted end.
Do the same for the other side. Make sure the arms are somewhat equal on each side.
On the back of the red paper twist the end of the pipe cleaner together.
Set your box of sweethearts so that it is sitting upright on the table. Place the love monster behind the box. Fold one pipe cleaner heart hand through the other.
Your heart craft gift is ready to give to your favorite person. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Ahh, a container to put your love in. :)
Fold a piece of construction paper lengthwise. Cut a 10 1/4 by 8 1/2 inch heart from pink construction paper.
Cut four strips 1/2 inch by 12 inches from pink paper. Cut four more strips about the same size from white paper.
Cut two small hearts about 3/4 inches from blue paper for the eyes.
Cut a heart about 1 by 1 3/4 inches from red paper for the mouth.
Glue the eyes and mouth on the large heart.
Glue the large heart to the paper bag.
Fold the white paper over the pink. Then fold the pink over the white. Continue until you reach the other end. Do the same with the other three pairs.
Glue the pink side of the paper to the front of the large heart. Glue the white to the back side of the heart. Do the same with the other arm and the legs.
Cut small heart shapes for hands and feet.
Glue the large heart to the paper bag.
Who says we can't have snow in February? Valentine's Day is still in the winter.
Cut a 6-inch circle from white paper. Fold the circle in half then fold the sides to the center to make a cone shape. Fold in half one more time.
Draw three "C" shapes.
Cut on the outside line.
Cut on the next line. But not all the way to the fold.
Cut the next line all the way to the fold.
Cut off the tip at an angle.
Unfold your circle.
Cut a piece of tissue paper to fit. Glue the white paper to the tissue. Cut off any tissue paper that goes beyond the outside of the white paper.
Hang your creation in the window.
He loves me, he loves me not... Well, instead of buying flowers this year why don't you make special Valentine's Day crafts for all your loved ones. Your child can make one for mom, dad, grandparents, teacher, or even their favorite little brother.