Coming up with Valentine activities for kids can be as simple as leaving a few Valentine-inspired supplies on the table and giving kids an invitation to get creative and crafty. At least, that was the inspiration behind this Valentine craft for kids that I prepared for my kids the other day.
Indeed, I find something really sweet and special about doing Valentine crafts with my kids. Making hearts and talking about love and friendship seems to bring out the best in them. See how I set up a simple invitation to create that got my kids very engaged in making a Valentine craft for their friends and family.
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I set up this invitation to create by laying out the following materials:
- Red and pink construction paper
- Red, pink, and white mini Valentine heart doilies
- Glitter heart stickers
- Patterned heart stampers
- Glue sticks
- Scrapbooking scissors (the kind that cut fun shaped edges rather than straight lines)
QBoy got right to work cutting a big red heart out of construction paper. He then added some heart stickers to it.
He also enjoyed the heart stamps.
And he couldn’t pass up the heart doilies either.
He especially enjoyed using the scrapbooking scissors to add some fringe around the edges.
He also made this heart shaped necklace for me to wear.
For some reason I didn’t get any pictures of XGirl working on her creation, but she was all about cutting things up and gluing them back together. We decided this Valentine looked like a cake.
And this Valentine came about when she made a heart, cut it in half, and then decided to glue one piece on top of the other.
I couldn’t let the kids have all the fun, so I got to make my own Valentine as well.
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