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Valentine's Crafts

Help the kids make a gift for their Valentine with these crafts!

2019-02-07
Nothing says "you mean so much to me" as much as a a handmade gift. Making a little something special with the kids to help them show appreciation for their loved ones doesn't have to be complicated. With just a few materials and voila! a one-of-a-kind gift that says I love you and you mean so much to me.

allthecrafts Try these easy Valentine's crafts during your next sitting with the kids:

 
 

Yarn Wrapped Hearts

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Easy but beautiful, you can make these hearts for just about anyone: family, friends, teachers or your neighbor.
 
Materials

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  • Cardboard
  • Yarn
  • Pen
  • Scissors
 
Instructions

Yarn Wrapped Hearts

  1. Draw a heart on a piece of cardboard
  2. Cut the heart out with scissors. Kids may need help with this.
  3. Wrap a piece of yarn around the cardboard heart. Tie a knot after the first wrap to ensure that the yarn stays in place.
  4. Keep wrapping the yarn around the cardboard until you can't see the cardboard anymore.
  5. Once you are happy with your heart, cut off the yarn and tie a knot.
  6. Ta-da!
 
 

Valentine's Friendship Bracelets

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Valentine's day isn't just for couples and crushes. It's also the perfect opportunity to let your BFF know just how much she/he means to you. Make two of these Valentine's friendship bracelets to have a matching pair with your BFF!
 
Materials

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  • Beads
  • Yarn or string
  • Scissors

 

Instructions

Valentine's Friendship Bracelet

  1. Cut a piece of yarn or string to the length of your liking
  2. String the beads
  3. When finished, tie off the bracelet
  4. Give to your friend to show how much you love them!
 
 

Bouquet of Hearts Valentine's Card

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No store-bought card can ever compare to a homemade card made with love. Surprise mom and dad with a beautiful bouquet of hearts!
 
Materials
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  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Colored paper
  • Yarn or ribbon
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
Instructions
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  1. Cut a bunch of hearts out of the colored paper with scissors. The trick is to fold the paper in half and cut half of a heart out to make sure you get a symmetrical heart.
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    Heart Bouquet Valentine's Card
  3. With markers, doodle and design on the cut out hearts.
  4. Fold the construction paper in half to make a card.
  5. With a pen or marker, draw some flower stems that meet in the middle.
  6. Attach the colorful paper hearts you made earlier onto the stems with glue.
  7. For a finishing touch, tie a small piece of yarn or ribbon in a bow and attach onto where the stems meet with glue.
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  9. Lastly, get crazy designing the inside of the card and a little message for your loved ones!
 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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