Get ready to exercise that DIY craft muscle parents, here’s 14 fun packed crafts you can do with the kids this Valentine’s Day!
Full of heart, thoughtfulness and a whole lot of glue, handmade gifts are always the best gifts to give!
1. We L-O-V-E you!
All you need is some carefully placed tape on some paper (or card for enthusiastic artists) and let your tot go to town with a paintbrush. Peel the tape off and you’re done. For a longer lasting gift, try painting a plain canvas. Magnifique!
2. Heart windsocks
You are the wind beneath my wings. Or perhaps you’re more of a whirlwind? Either or, collect your tin cans (or toilet paper rolls) for this fun craft from Non Toy Gifts.
3. Wear your heart on your sleeve
Literally. Dress up a plain tee with easy peasy heart appliqué motifs. So sweet! Find all the instructions at Eighteen25.
4. You melt my heart
A awesome excuse to clean up the bottom of the crayon caddy. Find a silicone heart shaped tray (Kmart!) and get busy melting! Thanks for the idea All You.
5. Shake it, shake it
A Valentine’s Day snow dome, if you will. From Fun-A-Day, full of heart glitter. So sparkly, so pretty.
6. Button up
It’s time to raid Nanna’s button jar! A cute idea from Eighteen25, guaranteed to keep someone busy for an afternoon.
7. Print it (for free!)
A free download and print file from The Craft Patch. Just the ticket for a really quick, last minute gift – straight from the heart of course.
8. Heart shaped sun catchers
From Kids Craft Room, these colourful sequin heart sun catchers. Bonus points for using up leftover clear contact!
9. Bookmark it
I’m not (really) suggesting you go crazy collecting paint chips from your local hardware store. But I’m just going to leave this bookmark pile here. Side note – you’ll also need some ribbon and a heart shaped craft punch. Just saying.
10. I love candy!
I was uber excited to see the pretty pink M&Ms in the confectionery aisle at Coles, so I know we can get them here in Australia! For the full low-down on how to create your very own fancy jar (plus printables!), head to The 36th Avenue.
11. One to thread, one to eat
Want to make some fun cupcake toppers, Paper and Stitch style? It doesn’t get much more fun (or yum) than threading Froot Loops!
12. Say it, print it, decorate it
Glue stick at the ready! Discover out how to make your very own I Love You To Pieces printable over at Fun Learning For Kids.
13. Wrapped in woolly love
A Valentine’s Day craft full of heart and an exercise in fine motor skills all in one, what a great idea from The Pinterested Parent.
14. Heart bursting balloons
It goes without saying, this gem from The House That Lars Built is taking balloons to an epic level. Perfect for any Valentine’s Day party, photo back drop or even if you just SERIOUSLY LOVE BALLOONS.
And there you have it – 14 easy Valentine’s Day crafts to tackle with the kids. Happy crafting!