Easy and Simple Valentine’s Crafts

This week we have taken a “break” from our regular curriculum and we focused on crafts and baking in a little preparation for Valentine’s Day. These are the few crafts we have worked on. Hope you enjoy it and might get inspired to make them with your kids or why not, on your own!

Let me share first what I did. Positively Splendid offers free printables for Valentine’s book marks. I did some for my family and some friends.

Printed from PositivelySplendid.com

Printed from PositivelySplendid.com

These bookmarks were very easy to make (since a design was already available). I just printed on white card stock, wrote on them, and then laminated them.

Laminated Bookmarks

Laminated Bookmarks

After laminating, I cut and hole punched the bookmarks, and added an orange ribbon. They are ready to give out.

Now to share the crafts we did with the kids.

DIY Shaped Crayons

This proyect is all over Pinterest (Got to love Pinterest!)

First we peeled and broke in pieces several crayons, and we placed them in a mini cupcake baking sheet. (We were actually going to make hearts, but my shipment with the heart mold didn’t arrive…that’s another story…).

Crayons ready to bake

Crayons ready to bake

After baking them for 10 minutes at 240 Degrees Fahrenheit, to melt, we took them out of the oven and set it to cool so that it would solidify once again in its new shape. And voilá! Round crayons! : )

Round crayons

Round crayons

We placed them in popsicle bags, and added a simple label made of card stock and tied them with ribbons.

Cute for gifts

Cute for gifts

Hanging Heart Mobile

This cute idea I got from Celebrating Holidays and it works best with paper plates, but we worked with what we had at hand, so we used foam plates. I cut out the center of two plates, and handed the rings to Estefania to decorate as she wanted.

Decorating the plates

Decorating the plates

I then drew hearts on construction paper and she cut them out.

Cutting Hearts

Cutting Hearts

I helped her by adding the string through a tiny hole with a needle through the heart and taping it in the inside of one of the rings. Then we glued both rings together, and Estefania added sparkly foam stickers.

Adding the finishing touches

Adding the finishing touches

Hanging from ceiling

Hanging from ceiling

Mini Paper Roses

You wouldn’t think it is, but this roses are easy to make. You can see the full tutorial at Dozi Design.

First I cut 4 x 4 in. pieces of construction paper (a sturdier type of paper could be used).

4 x 4 in. squares

4 x 4 in. squares

Then I drew a spiral on it:

Draw spiral

Draw spiral

Estefania had a good practice cutting several of these:

Cutting spiral

Cutting spiral

Then I folded from the outer end, and that was it! Just add glue on the bottom so that it stays in place.

Finished roses

Finished roses

They are ready to be added to cards or other crafts.

Hand Print Heart

Materials:

1)Finger Paint

2)Card Stock

3)Glue

4)Loose glitter or glitter glue

5)Foamy sparkly heart stickers (optional)

This one I got the “inspiration” from The Idea Room. I helped them with “stamping” their hands on the paper, and then we added glitter and sparkly heart stickers to decorate.

Estefania adding glitter

Estefania adding glitter

Alejandro sticking hearts

Alejandro sticking hearts

Natalia had her fun too

Natalia had her fun too

They loved their crafts!

They loved their crafts!

Hope you all have a happy and blessed Valentine’s Day! Let’s just remember that there is no greater love than the one given to us by God. “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”. (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)

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2 thoughts on “Easy and Simple Valentine’s Crafts

  1. Isis

    Great ideas, Maritza! I will be making the roses with Sofia later today :). The crayon rounds, I might make too– or just leave it for another day. Thanks!

    • You are welcome Isis!! You will have fun making them…I did!

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