Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

This is a post from monthly contributor Karen from Raising Little Super Heroes.  

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is the perfect time of the year for children to make themed crafts.  These 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids are fun and easy for children to create.

 

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10 Fun Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids!

 

This Cotton Ball Stamped Heart Card by Raising Little Superheroes is a creative way to paint a Valentine’s Day card for someone special.

 

The Handprint Pig Valentine Craft for Kids by Crafty Morning is absolutely adorable!  Handprint crafts make such special keepsakes.

 

Kids will love making this Love Bug Valentine’s Craft by Mommy’s Bundle.  It’s so cute and easy-to-make.

 

This Valentine’s Day Wreath Craft Alphabet Activity by Mom Inspired Life is a fun activity for children to practice their letters and make a cute holiday decoration.

 

Valentine Crayon Hangings: Crafts for Preschool by Tiny Tots Adventures is not only a fun craft for kids to make, but it is a great way to use broken crayons.

 

The Valentine’s Day Craft: Hearts with Black Glue by Mess for Less is a creative way to make a sweet decoration for this special holiday.

 

This Robot Kid Valentine Craft by Crystal and Co. is a great way to have children practice their shapes and make an adorable craft for Valentine’s Day.

 

The Valentine’s Day Preschool Card Holder Craft by Long Island Parent Source is fun way for children to collect and hold their cards at school.

 

Children will love making these Valentine Love Bugs by Made to Nurture.  They are so creative and adorable!

 

This Free I Love You Bear-y Much Printable Card by Fun Handprint Art is so cute!  Using a footprint is such a clever way to create a bear and it makes a great keepsake too.

 

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday for children to create special decorations.  These 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids are not only fun for children to make but they also make adorable presents for loved ones, too.

 

Editors Note:  

Click For a free Valentine’s Day Ebook from my site, Sidetracked Sarah.   This has great craft ideas, recipes and printables in it!  

 

You can find Karen blogging at RaisingLittleSuperHeroes.com.  Karen is a mom who loves to save money!  She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time with.  They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.


How to Make Snowflake Window Clings Out of Fabric Paint

 

How to Make a Snowflake Window Cling

 

This is a project that my 14 year old daughter saw on Pinterest using hot glue.  She decided that she’d try it with fabric paint to see if that would work.  It worked amazingly well…and we could make different colors this way.

Here’s what you need:

Directions:

Place your template underneath your wax paper, so you can see it through the wax paper.

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Take your fabric paint and trace each of the lines

 

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After you’re finished, let it sit for a little while so that it can dry.

 

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Once it’s dry enough, put it in a window.  After it sits for a while, it will get harder, so make sure that you place it where you want, as the harder that it gets, the harder it will be to move.

Here are a couple in our window….

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Consider pinning this easy craft project on Pinterest.

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Apple Painting: A Fun Fall Activity for Children

Apple Painting is a fun craft for children where they can use their creativity and fine motor skills to create a festive art project for Fall.  Apple painting is  a great tactile sensory activity for kids too!

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How To Make An Apple Painting:

Supplies:

  • Apple
  • Paint (red, yellow, or green)
  • Construction Paper
  • Paper Plate
  • Corn-on-the-cob Holders

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Directions:

1.  Pour the paint onto a paper plate and spread it around with a paint brush.

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Helpful Hint:  Add some hand soap to the paint and mix well.  The soap will make it easier to wash any access paint from the table or painting surface, clothes, or little hands.

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2.  Cut the apple in half.

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3.  Insert a corn-on-the-cob holder into the skin of the apple.  The corn-on-the-cob holder makes it easier for little hands to hold and paint with the apple.

4.  Let your child apple paint by pushing the apple down into the paint, lifting it up using the corn-on-the-cob holder, and pressing it firmly onto the construction paper.

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Cost To Make An Apple Painting:

  • Apple: 20¢
  • Paint: 10¢
  • Construction Paper: 1¢
  • Paper Plate: 1¢

Total: just 32¢ for a great piece of artwork for Fall!

Teachable Moment:

Every activity has a Teachable Moment!  What is a Teachable Moment?  It is a time during every craft or project when you can teach your child something about the activity.

1.  Read Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and discuss the parts of an apple and how it grows.

2.  Eat a slice of a red, green, and yellow apple and discuss the similarities and differences.

3.  Cut the apple and look for the “star” shape made by the seeds.

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This post is written by Karen from The Saving Cents Mom.  Karen is a mom who loves to save money!  She has two amazing children and a wonderful husband who she loves to spend time.  They enjoy reading books, playing outside, watching movies, and making memories.