Projects and Crafts for Valentine’s Day
If you’re looking for ways to keep busy and keep the kids busy between now and next Sunday, here are Valentine’s Day projects and crafts – including greeting cards, and friendship bread to make and eat and give away!
Kids’ Crafts and Cards Projects
For kids who like giving and getting cards (and who doesn’t like getting cards?!), here are a few ideas that will keep kids crafting at the dining room or hobby table for hours. Using construction paper, glue, scissors and pom poms, these easy Valentine’s Day cards are fun to make and decorate – with dinosaurs, dogs and honeybees – you can’t go wrong!
Martha Stewart rounded up a dozen easy ideas for kids, and just like Martha, they’re super cool. Her Valentine’s Day craft ideas include friendship bracelets, pink fluffy slime and greeting cards. She encourages helping kids to come up with or picking some sweet sentiments to write on the cards. And then, she says, they can all be decorated to their “heart’s desire.” Pun intended, Martha?
You don’t wear your heart on your sleeves, but one of these fun DIY arts and crafts projects will have kids gluing hearts onto trees! And using washable primary color paint to make flowers and trees out of kids’ hand and footprints!
This craft is one of 75 curated ideas for kids of all ages and taps as materials everything from candy and pipe cleaners to string art and melted crayons. One craft – also using washable paint in pink-to-red colors, shows how your little can make a thumb or fingerprint frame for mom or dad, or grandparents, aunties and uncles. Amy Latta Creations came up with the idea, and there are 74 more just like it at the Personal Creations blog about Valentine’s Day.
Crafts for Adults
If you don’t want to string heart garland, or make fruit roll-up fortune cookies, try Joyful Derivatives crafts for grown-ups Things like votive candle holders,
heart-shaped wreaths, accent pillows with heart cut-outs from sweaters, and twirled paper roses are some of the projects you can do in a day.
And for DIY Valentine’s Cards, check out this Pinterest page with a ton of ideas for your hand-crafted art adventures — from cutouts and stamps, to lots of “love” lettering.
Good Housekeeping offers up a variety of Valentine’s Day cards to DIY, whether it’s to your live-in valentine, your mom, best friend, son or daughter, dad or someone who needs to know you “heart” them. From candy cards, and joke cards to recycled magazine cards these are worth the effort for the joy they’ll give the recipients!
One more fun (and yummy) project for Valentine’s Day that you can make and give or enjoy yourself is “starter” batter for a loaf of Amish Friendship Bread. It’s one of the best cake-bread recipes we’ve tried, and you can make your own with a little yeast, says All Recipes. Then just follow the instructions to make and multiply the batter to give to friends.
Deliver it in one of these heart-shaped loaf pans from Michael’s with a big red bow, and they’ll be intrigued to find out what the fuss is about. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
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