Valentine’s Day is all about love—and not just between couples! Kids love to get in on the action, and creating fun Valentine’s crafts to share is a great way to let them have a good time and make something they can give to friends and family to show their love on this special day. Here are a few easy and fun Valentine’s Day crafts for little ones.
Tissue Paper Flowers
Flowers may be overpriced on Valentine’s Day, but these easy to make tissue paper ones won’t be—and they will never die, either! Take green pipe cleaners and some sheets of tissue paper in different colors. Cut the tissue paper into squares. Layer the different colored pieces of tissue paper so that the corners all point in different directions. Then insert a green pipe cleaner through the center and carefully scrunch the paper up to make a flower. Bend the top of the pipe cleaner in the center of the flower to hold it in place. You can make a whole bouquet, or hand them out one at a time as special Valentine’s gifts!
Your kids need a place to keep all those Valentines from friends and family, and a unique Valentine mailbox is the perfect choice. Start with a shoebox—the smaller ones that kids’ shoes come in are a great size, so be sure to put them aside the next time you buy shoes! Pick up a couple of rolls of wrapping paper in Valentine’s Day themed colors like pink and red, or anything featuring hearts or flowers. Cover the exterior of the box in wrapping paper. Then let you kids decorate any way they want—with stickers, glitter, markers, or crayons! Finish it off by adding their name so their Valentines will be delivered to the right place.
Create a tasty bouquet that’s as pretty to look at as flowers but tastes a lot better! Turn a Styrofoam cup upside down, and let your kids decorate it with Valentine’s colors, heart stickers, and anything else you can think of. Then help them to carefully insert the sticks of a variety of colored lollipops into the base of the cup, creating a beautiful bouquet.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend the day with the little ones you love most, creating these easy and fun crafts. The memory of the time spent together will mean as much as the beautiful Valentine crafts you create.