Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Pizza Valentine’s Paper Plate Craft

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You will need:
2 paper plates
Red, yellow, and brown craft paint
Red foam sheet or colored paper
Paint brushes
Black sharpie
Scissors
Hot glue/hot glue gun

1. Place an old piece of newspaper onto your craft surface before you start.
2. Use your scissors to cut the sides off of one paper plate to make a large triangle.
3. Paint the slanted sides red for the sauce and let dry (use a hair dryer for a quicker dry time).
4. Then paint yellow inside the red outline for the cheese and let dry.
5. Next paint the top brown for the crust and let dry.
6. Cut several different sized small hearts from your craft foam or colored paper and glue them onto your pizza slice.
7. Now glue your pizza slice onto your paper plate and write “You stole a pizza my heart” onto your plate.

From survivingateacherssalary.com


Love Bug

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You will need:
Red, pink and purple construction paper
Love Bug stencil
Popsicle stick
Glue stick
Tacky glue
Thin wire
Scissors
Ruler

1. For each Love Bug, cut two 4-1/4″ squares of red construction paper and two 3-1/4″ squares of pink paper. Print out the Love Bug stencil onto card stock paper and cut out the shapes. Fold the two squares of red paper in half, place the 4″ stencil with the dotted line along the folded edge of the paper. Draw the shape onto the construction paper. Let the children cut along the line to make a heart. Follow the same instructions with the pink paper, cutting a 3-1/4″ square and using the 3″ stencil. Using the glue stick, glue the 3″ heart onto the 4″ heart. Glue the points of the hearts together to form the wings.
2. Using the tacky glue, place a dab of glue onto the popsicle stick and place the wings in the appropriate position. Let dry.
3. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ strip of both pink and purple construction paper. Fold in half lengthwise. Using the 1″ stencil, place the dotted line of the stencil along the folded edge of the paper. Draw four hearts for the child to cut out. (Note: These smaller hearts are harder to cut and may have to be done by an adult.) Keep three of each color. Cut the fourth heart of ech color down to about half the size to make antennae.
4. Make the antennae by placing a dab of tacky glue on the back of the two small hearts. Cut a 1-1/2″ piece of wire and place in the glue. Let dry. Once dry, use tacky glue to attach attennae to the top of the popsicle stick. Let dry.
5. Cover the popsicle with a thin layer of tacky glue. Alternate colors of the 1″ hearts to cover the stick. Let dry.

From dayccareanswers.com


Baby Hand Print Flowers

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You will need:
Paint (Water colours & Poster paint)
Paper
Scissors
Markers/Pens
Clear Dry Glue

1. Use the paintbrush to fold out their fingers and press onto paper from palm to fingers. Tip: remember to have a cloth and soapy water at the ready.
2. Once you’ve got a few handprints, cut them out individually, arrange & glue with a few painted stems.
• Keep their other hand busy. Whether it’s a snack, toy or even a clean paintbrush to try to distract them whilst you quickly paint & press.
• Naturally, the baby will grab the brush. Whilst their hand is around the brush, twist around ensuring the inside of their hand is completely covered.

From nannyshecando.com


Salt Dough Handprint Frame Craft

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You will need:
A heart shaped biscuit cutter
A sharp knife
Small photograph
paint
sealer (optional)
For the salt dough:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
Up to 1 cup water

Directions
1. Mix up a batch of salt dough by combining the flour and the salt and slowly adding the water. If your mixture gets too sticky, add more flour.
2. Flatten your salt dough until it’s about 1cm thick.
3. Press your child’s hand into the salt dough.
4. Carefully cut around the handprint with a sharp knife.
5. Cut a heart shape out of the handprint using a heart biscuit cutter.
6. Leave your salt dough to dry. You can dry the salt dough out by putting it in the oven at a low temperature for a few hours or you can leave it in a warm room for a couple of days.
7. Once the salt dough is completely dry, paint your handprint frame.
8. Seal your creation using a sealer. This is optional but sealing will ensure it lasts.
9. Glue a small photograph behind the heart cut out.
10. You can glue a magnet or picture hook for displaying, or simply prop it up against the wall or window.

~From MessyLittleMonster.com

Valentines Day Caterpillar Craft

Here’s an easy and cute Valentine’s Day craft for the kids to make. All you need are two different colored pieces of paper, a black sharpie, two googly eyes, scissors, and a glue stick.

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1. Cut out three small hot pink hearts, two small peach colored hearts and one big one for the head.

2. Glue the hearts in a pattern overlapping the next ones.

3. Draw some feet with a black sharpie and a smile. Add some antennas, googly eyes, and two little pink hearts on the end of the antennas! There you have a cute little love bug for Valentines!

~ Courtesy of Crafty Morning


“Bee Mine” Valentine’s Day Craft For Kids

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This could be a Valentine card, gift, or just a fun craft. You will need two of the same size yellow hearts, a small pink heart, two tiny pink hearts, a yellow oval, a black pipe cleaner, a black marker, and black paper for the stripes/eyes. Glue on the black eyes, antennas, and bee stripes!

1. Stick on the pink hearts toward the bottom of the bee and add a smile with a black marker.

2. Write on the big pink heart “Bee Mine” or any other cute saying for Valentine’s Day!

~ Courtesy of Crafty Morning


Mini Paper Plate Dinosaur Valentine Craft

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Here’s an adorable homemade Valentines card that says “You are DINO-MITE!” You will need a mini paper plate, paint, card stock paper, googly eye, glue, and scissors.

1. Have the kids cut a little paper plate in half.

2. Paint it with whatever pattern you choose.

3. Cut out the dinosaur’s spikes on card stock paper.

4. Add a face, tail, and a googly eye to finish the little dinosaur

~ Courtesy of Crafty Morning


Heart Shaped Ninja Turtle Craft

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Do you have a little one that is crazy over Ninja Turtles? Using heart shapes and only a few simple craft supplies, your kids can make the whole TMNT gang! You will need: green, orange, red, purple, blue, white and black construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black sharpie.

1. Cut a number of green hearts along with strips of colorful paper for the masks.

2. Punch a number of giant eyes with a circle hole puncher (you could also use googly eyes, if you have them).

3. Glue the masks onto each of the turtles.

4. Glue smaller strips of paper to the back to represent the masks knots.

5. Add a couple giant eyes and your Ninja Turtle is complete!

~ Courtesy of Housing a Forest



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