Super Simple Valentine’s Crafts

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Today we have Shannon Hutton guest posting for us. Shannon is a creative mom who writes the Seasonal Kids Activities blog at eMomsatHome.com.

I’m always looking for fun and simple seasonal activities to do with my kids. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, these days we’ve been doing a lot with hearts! So here are three quick and easy Valentine’s Day ideas all within the heart theme.

Valentine Heart Wreath:

Valentine Heart Wreath

To make this Valentine’s Day decoration, you need:

  • Red, pink and purple construction paper
  • White paper plate (The cheap thin kind work great!)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Steak knife (Huh? I’ll explain!)

Begin by cutting the center out of the paper plate to create the framework for the wreath. (I find it’s easier to use a steak knife to make a small slit in the plate before using scissors.) Then cut a total of twelve hearts about 2” wide from the red, pink and purple construction paper. Finally, glue the hearts around the front of the paper plate so they slightly overlap.

Valentine Heart Sandwiches:

Valentine Heart Sandwiches

These are as simple as they sound! All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter and your kid’s favorite sandwich. If you’re looking to stay with a red, pink and white Valentine’s Day theme, you can make these heart sandwiches with strawberry jam and/or strawberry cream cheese and white bread. If your kids are allergic to strawberries, red food coloring added to regular cream cheese works well too!

Heart Flower Valentines:

Heart Flower Valentines

All you need to make these heart flower valentines are pink, purple and green construction paper, flat lollipops, glue and markers. Begin by cutting out hearts, slightly wider than the lollipops, from the pink and purple paper. Then write the valentine messages on the hearts before gluing the lollipops to them. Next, fold a piece of green construction paper and cut out leaves along the fold so each pair of leaves is connected in the middle. Finally, put glue on the leaves and press the two parts of each leaf together around the lollipop sticks.

For more fun and easy Valentine’s Day crafts, treats and handmade valentines, check out the Seasonal Kids Activities blog at eMomsatHome.com!



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1 My Quotidian Mysteries February 1, 2008 at 4:48 am

These are terrific crafts! My toddler is probably too young to do them, but gosh, I’m tempted to just make them on my own for my special loves.

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2 Deb February 1, 2008 at 7:58 am

I just found your site yesterday and it’s already paying off! I really like the sandwich and flower idea. My middle daughter loves “circle” sandwiches and this will be a fun alternative. She also was saying the other day that she wanted to make her Valentines (she’s in Kindergarten) and I cringed, but this idea is simple and fun and it includes the treat! Thanks.

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3 jennifer February 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

Those are all terrific ideas. I am all about pretty and simple crafts.

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4 Hyperactive Lu February 1, 2008 at 10:44 am

Wonderful ideas! Thanks!

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5 Kristi February 1, 2008 at 1:58 pm

These are great ideas…I may use them all. thanks for the ideas.

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6 Jenn in AZ February 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm

What cute crafts! I have done a flower like that before with my kids to give out to their friends. I like the wreath for my Sunday School class and maybe I’ll alternate hearts with a cut out of their hands…I would have to cut those out, though.

Thanks!

Jenn

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7 Tara B February 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I always love new “traditions” that I can start with my family! Thanks for sharing!

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8 Storm February 2, 2008 at 9:30 am

Cute and simple. Love it.

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9 WebDrops February 7, 2008 at 5:31 am

Hi these are some really simple and easy crafts… I specially liked the heart flower valentines craft with a lollipop and have posted it at my blog… Thanks

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10 Kathy February 8, 2008 at 12:14 am

Thanx for the ideas. I am an activities director for a dementia group of senior citizens. Often the simple crafts look too childish for them. (Average age is 90) I think I may do the wreath project with them tomorrow for their doors. Thanx

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11 christina February 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm

hello. i love the heart wreath idea! you can put names on them and use it as a card as well.

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