Valentine's Day Activity and Craft
Well, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering what you should make with the kids. Stop spending time on Pinterest, I have done with work for you. I have a few different crafts you can make for parents, grandparents, teachers or friends. You can create them all at once or space them out. Let them dry, wrap, and give! Your kids and you will have some much fun.
“I love you to pieces” canvas
photo of kids (or dog, or family)
First, have your child cut the tissue paper into small 1” squares, about 20 squares should be enough. If you have the glitter paper, you may need to cut it for them. It was a little bit difficult for Stanley who is 3.5 years old. Use caution and judgment.
Next, have your child glue the paper onto the canvas how they see fit. I let Stanley have a creative spirit and did not coach too much.
Trace a heart onto your picture so that the cut out portion is over their face(s). I cut this out.
Finally, glue the heart on in the middle of the canvas. On the back you can write your child’s name, the year and “I love you to pieces.” or they can!
Let dry overnight for glue to set.
Heart shaped Thumb Prints
First, have your child paint the magnet pink or red. Let dry.
Dip their thumb in paint and have them put thumbprints around the heart. Done!
This is really simple and easy to make a lot of them if needed. You could always do this as a Valentine for your kids at school or daycare. Easy and cute!
First, have your child paint the four crafts sticks on one side. Let dry.
Then, glue them together to form a rectangle that will be a picture frame. Let dry.
Next, put washi tape on the top and bottom of the rectangle. I had to put a small coat of school glue on ours because it kept coming off.
Take your 4 x 6 photo, trim as necessary and tape in place.
Finally, cut about 4” of ribbon and glue at the top as a hanger. Done! It is super cute and ready to be given to loved ones.
I hope you enjoy creating these simple, but super cute activities with your toddler. I have put links to supplies below or you can head to your craft store to find them.
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