Each child will be delighted with making heart crafts. We suggest seven ways that you can do it, with the materials you probably have at home, and some of them can be made by kids.
1. Cardboard necklaces
Kids will be occupied with this activity for some time. You just have to cut the cardboard rolls into smaller pieces, and let them to color the pieces and put them on a nice ribbon.
The one on the left picture were made by mum, and on the right by The Older.
I found the idea for this craft here .
Need more ideas what to do with cardboard rolls? Look for them here !
2. A Garland
One of the easiest decorations we've ever done. We have these floor puzzles which have lost its purpose (in fact, I can not recall that they ever fulfilled their purpose, because babies just crawl away), but they have those super cute hearts which we pasted to some yarn and here it is, a simple and beautiful Valentines decoration. The lattices used for hanging were the puzzles' framework.
3. Valentine's tic tac toe
This craft is definitely my favorite. It did not took as much time as I expected, and the children were thrilled with the result.
One of my daughter's toys was used as a template for cutting hearts.
Do not throw away the scraps, since later they will be used for filling the hearts.
Sew or glue two hearts to each other, as I described in this post . When I was about halfway, I inserted the scraps in the middle and finished sewing. You should do it with all the hearts, to get 3 green and 3 red hearts.
Draw a large square on the cardboard and divide it into 9 smaller squares.
And that's it! You can immediately start playing the game that reminds us on our childhood.
I'd like to thank another blogger for this great idea .
4. The Magic Wand
The whole process of making the Wand was described in this post , and it is very similar to the preparation of the above described felt hearts in the tic tac toe game.
5. A Carnival Costume
This year, The Carnival (12.2.) and The alentine's Day (14.2.) are very close dates, and in this way they can be celebrated at once. See here for a tutorial on how to make the wings. Decorate them with hearts and add aforementioned hearty magic wand. you can be a Love Fairy.
6. Feeding the birds
Show some love to birds as well, in this crafty way.
See here for more information about bird feeding.
7. A pendant
This pendant was made in the same way as described above with the magic wand or the hearty tic tac toe game. The only difference is in the material - we used cotton (from old shirts). You've probably already noticed that we are crazy about recycling.
Looking for more activities for Valentine's Day? Look here .