Simple Valentines Crafts For Kids

Looking for something to keep your little ones entertained through lockdown? Look no further! Here are five simple Valentines crafts for you to enjoy together.

  1. Heart Shaped Sun-Catcher

What you will need:

  • Red paper

  • Scissors

  • Clear contact paper

  • Tissue paper squares

  • Sequins, glitter and other relatively

Directions:

1. Gather all of your materials.

2. To start with, cut the heart frame out of the red paper (fold the paper in half cut out a large heart, and then a smaller one inside of the large heart, to create the frame).

3. Cut the contact paper into a heart shape larger than the paper heart.

4. Place the red heart on top of the contact paper and trim off the excess.

5. Lastly, the contact paper is already sticky so let your child’s creativity flow by adding the tissue paper, sequins, glitter and whatever else their heart desires.

  1. Paper Plate Hearts

What you will need:

  • Paper plates

  • Scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Yarn (any colour)

  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Gather all of your materials and equipment

  2. Fold the paper plate in half and use your scissors to cut out a heart shape

  3. Around the perimeter of the heart, punch holes, using your hole punch

  4. Thread the yarn through one of the holes and tape it in place at the back of the plate. Continue to thread the yarn through the other holes until each hole has been used.

  5. Once you have finished threading the yarn through the holes, cut it down and tape it to the back of the plate.

  1. Valentines Potato Print Cards

What you will need:

  • Paper

  • Potatoes

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Knife

  • Plate or bowl

  • Pen and/or pencil

Directions:

  1. Firstly, gather all of your equipment and pour the paint out onto a plate/bowl.

  2. Get your knife, and carefully cut the potato in half before carving out a heart shape into it (as pictured above).

  3. Once that is complete, get the paper and fold it in half, to make it into a card.

  4. Then, get the potato stamp, dip it into the paint and print the patterns onto the paper however you like.

  5. When that is complete set the paper to one side for it to dry.

  6. Once it is dry, get the pen or pencil to write a message inside of the card.

  1. Valentines Colour by Numbers

What you will need:

  • Coloured pens/pencils

  • Paper

  • Printer

Directions:

  1. Follow the link below and print off the designs that you like

https://itsybitsyfun.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/color_by_numbers_valentines_day.pdf

2. Once you have printed the design, gather your pens/pencils and colour away!

  1. Valentines Salt and Ice Experiment

What you will need:

  • A silicone heart tray

  • Water

  • Red food colouring

  • Rock salt

  • Shallow bin to collect melted heart

Directions:

  1. Firstly, mix the red food colouring into water and pour that into the silicone heart mould to freeze overnight.

  2. The next day, gather the rest of the equipment and take the heart from the freezer and place it into the shallow bin

  3. Before doing the experiment ask your child(ren) what they think is going to happen. Make a hypothesis.

  4. Pour the rock salt onto the heart and observe what happens.

  5. Once it you have done that talk about your findings and compare them to the hypothesis.

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