DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is all about showing love and appreciation. Here are two do-it-yourself (with a little help from an adult) ways for your child to get in the spirit of the holiday with simple, homemade gifts for friends and family!

“You Have My Heart” Valentine’s Day Cards

You will need:

  • Construction or printer paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Safety scissors for children
  • Markers or crayons for decorating (optional)
  • Fold a sheet of construction or printer paper in half.
  • Place hand on the folded paper as pictured, so that the space between the thumb and forefinger forms half a heart at the fold.
  • Trace carefully around your hand with pencil or pen.
  • Cut around the tracing lines.
  • Decorate your “heart holding” card with markers or crayons.

Glitter Rock Paperweights

Rocks become your child’s “canvas” with this easy craft!

You will need:

  • Rocks or stones, any shape or size you like
  • Glitter glue or puffy paint/glue
  • Chalk
  • Go to the park, beach or backyard to collect rocks or stones. Ask your child to count them (to help develop early math skills).
  • Wash and dry rocks or stones.
  • Draw your design with chalk on a rock. Hearts and flowers are fun for Valentine’s Day, but anything goes!
  • Follow the lines of your design with glitter glue or puffy paint. Allow to dry undisturbed for several hours.

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