Monday, February 4, 2013

Seven days till Valentine's - seven hearty crafty ideas

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.

I cut felt into 12 pieces in the shape of a heart (6 red and 6 green).




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 .  

Happy Valentine's!

16 comments:

  1. I love the wand. My daughter is having a play date on Saturday and we may attempt the wand. Wish us luck...lol. Visiting from SITS. Andrea @ be-quoted.com

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    1. It was very easy to make it! You should definitely give it a try.

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  2. Cute ideas! My older two kids both want to try sewing, so I'll bet they could sew some felt hearts. We might have to give it a try this weekend!

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    1. My girls are still too young, so I was doing the sewing part, but I bet the older kids would definitely like it! Let me know how it turned out.

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  3. Cute ideas! I love Valentine's Day!

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  4. These are easy to make and kid-friendly projects. Thanks for sharing! - @MaricrisG

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    1. Yes, my kids enjoyed it, especially the tic tac toe game

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  5. Very cute, I like them all. Thank you for visiting us at pret-a-vivre.com

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  6. I just love the garland... so cute. I think Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to do things with kids. love your ideas!

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    1. It was my pleasure as well to participate in your linky party!

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  8. I found you from Diana Rambles Party! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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