Three Crafty DIY Valentines Ideas for Kids
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love everything about showing others how much I care about them. So now that my daughter is 3 and into art and crafts, I am beyond excited to create some fun and loveable holiday crafts! I chose these projects because they were easy, we had all the supplies in our home and it was fun for her, as she was able to do most of the work! It also gave us a chance to create something together! Plus, our family will love and cherish these homemade gifts.
I Love You To Pieces Heart
- Mixed colors of paper
- Stick or white glue that dries clear
- Heavy piece of paper to use as the outside lining for the heart shape
I found pieces of unused scrapbook, computer and construction paper to find the mix of colors. Get creative and add tissue paper or different embellishments! We chose to use red as our background color for our heart. I used an old calendar for a heavy-duty paper to cut out my heart. I did the old trick where I folded it in half so the sides matched. You will be using the outside of the cutout, not the actual heart. I only taped around the sides so the white paper could easily come off when we were done.
I cut all the little pieces of scrap paper for my daughter to glue. She personally separated them all into little piles to keep her colors organized. It is up to you if you want to use white glue or stick glue. From there I set her free to glue, stick, smudge, create and pile on all the “pieces”.
When she was all done I cut around the white square and slowly peeled off the heart cut out and TA DA! ( As my daughter said.) This would make a great gift for grandparents with the added words “I (we) Love You To Pieces” and the grandparents will adore the sweet valentines crafts.
- Masking tape
- Variety of acrylic or water-color paints
- A few extra pieces of 4 x 6 paper, color does not matter
- 8 x 11 inches or larger white card stock paper
- Old towel or sheet and wipes for cleaning up paint
This project was a joint effort from both of us which made for some messy and fun memories. I started off by taping “L O V E” on the large white paper. We used a large 12 x 12 paper which I will eventually trim down to frame this project. The letters were all easy to tape, except for the “O”, as you can see that took a little more effort. My daughter had no interest in painting on the white paper but wanted to use the acrylic paint on some scrap paper laying near.
I went with and let her paint on the small paper than I took the paper layer with blobs of paint and pressed that down on to the LOVE paper. It was genius! I kept pressing in different directions and the textured look really turned out nice! I let that almost dry before adding the new colors. We let that all dry for a few hours before carefully peeling the masking tape off. For younger kids you could also use water-color if that is their choice of medium. I am so excited to have this project set out for all future Valentine Days!
I O-fish-ally Love You
- Construction paper
- Heart shaped embellishments and stickers
- scissors and glue
This project is perfect for the kids who love stickers! There really isn’t any set way to do this project. Just let your imagination flow. I cut out the initial hearts to make the fish’s body and showed my daughter how to line up the hearts as scales. I found these heart stickers and heart cutouts at craft store in the Valentine’s section.
We used glue to stick the construction paper together and the heart cut outs. She added the heart stickers where she felt necessary. I absolutely loved how this turned out and she is very proud to have this one hung high on the refrigerator!
From iFamily to Yours,