These 10 awesome Valentine’s kids crafts are perfect if you are looking to have some Valentine’s Day crafting fun with the kids. Valentine’s Day need not be all about buying gifts, instead, why not focus on spending quality time with loved ones. These crafts are the perfect way to have that quality time with the kids and they will love creating something that they can gift to a friend or family.
The History Of Valentine’s Day
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day originated as a day honoring the 3rd-century Christian martyr Saint Valentine however there are a few different stories of who he actually was. It is thought that Saint Valentine performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry as it was believed that married men would make bad soldiers. When this was discovered Saint Valentine was sentenced to death. According to legend, Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell before his execution. In 18th-century England, Valentine’s Day grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending cards that still continues today.
10 Awesome Valentine’s Kids Crafts
1. Magazine Hanging Heart Craft
Use old magazines that are no longer needed to create this lovely DIY magazine hanging hearts craft. This looks lovely hung as a mobile or as a unique wall decoration. Read the full tutorial here.
2. Valentine’s Slime
Most kids love slime so why not make a special Valentine’s slime! This slime recipe featured over at Teaching Mama has a base of Elmer’s glue and Sta Flo liquid starch. A great slime tutorial well worth checking out!
3. Yarn Hearts
Grab some yarn and an old cardboard box to create these awesome yarn hearts! This is a simple craft that is very simple and gives results that kids will be proud of. Follow this link to read the full tutorial.
4. Bee Mine Valentine
This has got to be the cutest little bee ever to be made from paper hearts! Another simple craft that looks great. This heart bee would work fantastically to decorate a homemade Valentine’s Day card. Head over to From ABCs To ACTs to find out more.
5. Washi Tape Heart Card
A super cute card made from washi tape and featuring a heart cut out. This is a great homemade card for older kids, teens, and adults to make or littlies with some help from an adult. Follow this link to read the full tutorial.
6. Easy Heart Necklace
This is one awesome threading craft! Children will be delighted that they have made their own heart necklace. Thread on some cut up straws and attach a foam heart. This is one Valentine’s craft that kids are sure to love. Head over to Glue Sticks & Gumdrops to read the full tutorial.
7. Foil Art Heart Craft
Foil art never fails to satisfy in our home. Seriously the kids can do this for ages! The hearts are very easy to make using aluminum foil and a recycled box. They then can be decorated to your heart’s desire. To find out more about this fun Valentine’s craft follow this link.
8. Heart Card Making Printables
Sometimes all one feels like doing is a spot of coloring. When that mood strikes print out one of these printables and make a heart-themed card! These printables are as great for kids as they are adults. We were surprised at just how into this activity Miss 5 and Miss 8 were! Click here to get your free printable cards.
9. Love Bug Craft Stick Craft
It is hard to beat a craft that uses googly eyes! Seriously they always end up just so cute! These craft stick love bugs are a great example of that. Decorated with craft box supplies this is one awesomely fun craft for kids. Head over to Sunshine Whispers to find out how to make your love bugs.
10. Craft Stick Button Heart Frame
This has to be the ultimate Valentine’s craft project for older kids, tweens and teens! First, you make the frame base onto which the button heart center is designed and then you finish it off by creating the craft stick frame. Visit The Frugal Navy Wife to get all of the directions to make your own awesome frame.
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