Here’s the deal: There are about five bazillion sites featuring Valentine’s crafts. I’ve only had time to look at about a jillion of them. So, I’m not going to claim these are the cutest or best in all the blogosphere. I will say they look totally doable and super cute. I’m also inviting readers to share favorite ideas over at the Facebook page. If you’ve got one, or even know a great, crafty blog we should check out, come tell us about it!
1. Valentine’s Day Heart Flower: Take cut out hearts and arrange them upside down to form petals of a flower. Use green hearts to make leaves and a pipe cleaner for the stem. Cute and not too hard. This one is from the artists helping children website. Get complete instructions here.
2. Along the same lines, try Valentine’s Heart Animals You can make a whole menagerie of creatures with cut out paper hearts and a couple google eyes (or just use a marker). This is the Enchanted Learning site, an excellent resource, if a bit challenging to wade through.photo credit: free stock photos
3.Thumbprint heart card It’s an adorable, two second craft! Your kiddo’s thumbs make the heart. You can use an ink pad or paint, if you want. This would also be adorable on a little terra cotta pot for grandma. This is from Kaboose, one of my favorite sites for the preschool set. The only thing I don’t like is loud, pop-up ads play when it opens…be warned if you’re at the library!
4.Sweetheart Candy Frame Here’s a cute version from Simply Crafting. You don’t really want to eat those things, do you? I have some more ideas for how to use them coming in another post.
5. Heart Flakes Here’s one for older kids. It’s essentially a variation on snowflakes. This is a Family Fun craft, and it calls for origami paper. I think any fun paper (leftover red wrap from Christmas, maybe?) would work. It’s the shape and cuts that matter.
There you go……five totally adorable crafts you should be able to do with stuff around your house in five-thirty minutes. Feel free to share your own! Links are welcome!