It is on its way, the big day itself, Valentine’s Day! That means it time to get those craft boxes out and come up with some great projects that both mom and the kids will love to get stuck into. To help you do this, you can read on for some super fun, and easy suggestions for a home crafted Valentine’s day, 2017.
So it wouldn’t be much of a Valentine’s Day without card now, would it? But if you have little ones, buying cards for them to send to their friends can cost a fortune! That is why it’s so much better to make them instead. Plus you to do a great activity that you can share together.
Older kids might do better left to their own devices on the design front here. But certainly, younger ones will benefit from being given a set amount of materials and structure in which to create.
Supply blank card sheets in white, pink and red as the basis. Then adorn these with things like a heart shaped paper doily, or two, stickers, or even fake jewels for the older kids. Make sure they have plenty of pink and red glitter glue too, for sticking things down and writing messages on the front!
Some folks like to get clever with their home crafted Valentine’s Day treats and include an edible surprise as well as just a message. If you fancy doing this year there, you have two main options.
The first is to get the kids to be creative in the kitchen, and whip up a batch of brownies or cookies, cut into heart shape of course! Or you can make these Valentine’s cupcakes by following the recipe here.
The other option is buying some pre-packed sweet treats, and then using them for your craft project. For example, you can use packets of M&Ms on cheap, plastic, beach shovels from the dollar store. Don’t forget to include a funny phrase like “I dig you” on these.
Or how about using a lollipop as the head and body of a butterfly made yourself from the card? Decorate the card with your own messages for each recipient, to make it really personalized.
Another fun crafting activity to do around this time is to make some simple decorations to adorn the home or classroom with.
Make heart bunting, by cutting out heart shapes and stringing them, on striped twine. Or you can cut out strips of white, pink and red paper, and bend them into a heart shape, which gives a nice 3 D effect.
If you want to do something with the kiddos that will take up a little more time, why not get them all together and make some pom-poms in seasonal colors. Then, once they are all made, they can be hot glued onto a cut out heart shape, making a fantastic, decorative wreath.
Or, if you have older kids to cater to as well, you might want to set them the task of crocheting these tiny hearts? They can be used on their own, or strung together to make a gorgeous garland for this valentine’s period.