Valentine’s Day Kid’s Crafts
5 Valentine’s Day Kid’s Crafts to Make as Gifts
There are many ways to show how you appreciate or love someone. You may buy your kid candy or toys during Valentine’s Day, but have you ever thought about them giving a family member a gift? To spread the love, we’ve compiled five easy Valentine’s Day crafts for your child to make and give to someone as a gift if they want!
This adorable and quick-to-make heart wreath is great to hang up anywhere in the house. You will need:
- Red, White and Pink Cardstock Paper – 8.5” x 11”
Step 1: Cut out 9 strips of the cardstock paper (3 of each color), to ~1.25 inches wide x 11 inches long
Step 2: Fold each strip in half
Step 3: Curve the ends of the cardstock paper inwards to create a heart shape so that they can staple the two ends (inward arches) of it. Two strips must have a ribbon attached so that the wreath can be hung
Step 4: Cut a 20-inch long ribbon and create the heart shape with the strip and slide the ribbon in between the two inward arches. Staple the ribbon so that it’s in place.
Repeat the same steps for the second heart so that the ribbon is stapled in place in the second heart too. To connect all the hearts together, your kid will need to line up the bottom points of the hearts and staple them together around the middle and close to the back edge to hide the staples. There should be one heart in between the two hearts with the ribbon. Continue stapling the hearts together until a circle is formed.
Paper Heart Garland
Garlands are one of the most popular decoration items hung in bedrooms, so this is perfect for someone who loves hearts and decorating their room. You will need:
- 12” x 12” of scrapbook paper in pink, red, and white
- Hole Puncher
Step 1: Cut around 6 or 8 strips of scrapbook paper to 12” x 1”.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half
Step 3: Measure from the top of the folded strip down to 3.5 inches so that you can punch a hole on both sides.
Step 4: Form the heart. Curve the ends of the cardstock inwards. To keep them in that shape, staple the ends together
Step 5: String one heart with twine and tie a knot on both opposing sides of the heart. Continue this step with the remaining hearts until you create a garland.
Framed Button Heart
This easy, four material craft, is great for displaying on the shelf or wall. You will need:
- Buttons (variety of sizes)
- Cardstock Paper (any color)
- Picture Frame
Step 1: Draw a heart outline on the cardstock paper.
Step 2: Glue the buttons inside the heart
Step 3: In the extra space around the heart, you can write a message of your choice
Step 4: Frame your artwork in the picture frame
Pipe Cleaner Heart Ring
This one material cheap activity is a cute gift that any kid can make. You will need:
- 12-in pipe cleaners
Step 1: Take the pipe cleaner and set it behind the finger you wish to wear the ring on.
Step 2: Leaving 1.5 inches for the end of the pipe cleaner, wrap the pipe cleaner around your finger and twist the end so that it is secure in place. A loop should be formed.
Step 3: Pinch the end of the pipe cleaner and roll it by following the remaining pipe cleaner to create what looks like a fruit roll-up.
Step 4: Bend the ring loop backward, so that it creates a 90º angle to the spiral.
Step 5: To create the heart shape, pinch the bottom of the spiral so that a “V” shape is formed. Press your finger in the middle of the top spiral to keep the heart together.
Heart Petals Flower
Create your own paper flower garden with this easy flower craft. You will need:
- Construction Paper
- Green Popsicle Sticks
- Tacky Glue
Step 1: Fold the shorter edge of a piece of construction paper to about 1.25”. Flip the paper over and make another 1.25” fold.
Step 2: Repeat until you have 7 folds, alternating back and forth.
Step 3: Unfold the paper and locate the edge that has 4 folds. Cut a half-heart shape.
Step 4: Glue the hearts by adding a small amount of tacky glue on the green popsicle stick and place the hearts on the glue. There should be two hearts facing sideways, and one that is facing downwards. Make sure the hearts are overlapping.
Step 5: Add a little bit of tacky glue in the middle of the pom-pom and attach to the center of the hearts to create the center of the flower.
Step 6: Add a little bit of tacky glue to attach the green heart leaves onto the popsicle stick. Repeat with different color paper to make a colorful garden.
While gifts are a great way to show affection, it’s not the only way on Valentine’s Day! Tell someone you love them, compliment them, or even give a big hug. Happy Valentine’s Day!