Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to teach our kids about love and the importance of showing our loved ones how much we appreciate them.
One of the best ways to teach our kids these lessons is through arts and crafts. So, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we have listed down some fun activities you can do with your kids.
1. Pompom Love Bugs
Aren’t these love bugs cute? They’re easy to make too and only need pompoms, chenille stems, googly eyes, construction paper and foam for the heart base. You and your kid can easily make several of these to be given away to friends and classmates. Here’s how to do it.
2. Hole Punched Heart Garland
If you’re looking for a beautiful but no-fuss way to decorate your house for Valentine’s Day, check out these hole punched hearts. They won’t require a lot of time to make. Plus, letting your kid use punchers will also help build hand strength. Here’s how to do it.
3. Framed Button Hearts
These very simple but pretty framed hearts can be used not only for decoration but can be given away as gifts too. You just need a lot of buttons of different sizes and colors plus some frames and paper or cloth for the background. Want a personalized version? Have your kids use the buttons to form your loved ones’ names too. Here’s how to do it.
4. Long Distance Hug
Some of our loved ones live far away. Show your kids that it’s still possible to show love despite the distance with this Long Distance Hug made from just cardstock, paint and ribbon. The best thing about it is though is your child’s hand print, which makes this gift all the more personalized and special. Here’s how to do it.
5. Printable Butterfly Valentine
Sweet treats are popular on Valentine’s Day and this butterfly Valentine with a lollipop in the middle will be a sure winner among your kids’ friends. It’s so easy to do too because all you need to do is print the template and insert the lollipop. But there’s no stopping you if you want to make your own butterfly too. Here’s how to do it.
6. DIY Heart Shape Stamps
Who says toddlers can’t make art? They can easily make paintings, wrapping paper or cards just buy stamping these hearts made of toilet paper rolls onto paper. Just prepare for the possibility of it being a bit messy. But if our kids are learning and having fun, who cares about the mess? Here’s how to do it.
7. Paper and Staples Valentine’s Day Heart Garland
This is a very easy, fast and cheap way to decorate your house for Valentine’s Day. All you need is strips of construction paper and staple wire. This is especially perfect if you’re planning a little party to celebrate. Here’s how to do it.
8. Finger Puppets
If you’re planning to stay home on Valentine’s Day and need a little something to entertain
yourselves with, why not ask your older kids to stage a play using these finger puppets. It will not only encourage creativity in designing their characters but also in coming up with an interesting story to act out. Here’s how to do it.
These are just some crafty ideas you can try but there’s a lot more you can find online. All you need is a little creativity to make Valentine’s Day a fun bonding time for you and your child.