Valentine's Day is a fun time to spend some time together and tell those we love exactly how much we care about them. I very fondly remember making construction paper mailboxes and paper doily Valentines. If you're looking for some lovely Valentine's treats and some easy Valentine craft activities, look no further! Enjoy a few of our favourite DIY Valentine's Day pins below!
41 DIY Printable Valentine's Day Cards Perfect For the Classroom Party!
This lilsugar.com collection of Valentine printables are an easy way to give homemade cards to everyone in the class. From friendship bracelets, to fruit strips, and everything in between, this collection has something for everyone. My personal favourite is Paging Supermom's Whoopee Cushion themed "My Funny Valentine". Touches like twine and handwritten embellishments really add the finishing touch to these printed valentines. A great tip to keep things simple is to have a basic message followed by "From: [your child]", avoiding any "To:" message on the cards, this way there is no need to worry about handing out the right card to the right classmate, and you can make a few extras to make sure there are enough for everyone!
Beautiful DIY Yarn Hearts!
This Valentine craft project is SUPER easy, mess-free and yields beautiful results! Cammila Fabbri of Family Chic has pinned a beautifully photographed, step-by-step tutorial on how to create decorative yarn hearts. You only need 4 supplies: scissors, wire cutters, rustic floral wire and yarn! When you're done you have one-of-a-kind yarn hearts that you can use to decorate for a party, give to your Valentine, make a wreath, or wear them as a charm on a necklace - so many possibilities. My tip for this project: pre-cut the rustic floral wire and yarn in different colours for the children, show them how to form the heart, then it is just knot, wrap and go! You'll have a bunch of handmade, eye-catching hearts in no time!
Healthy Valentine's Day Fruit!
Sweet treats for Valentine's Day can be easy, cute, delicious AND good for you! Kristin of Life in Wonderland shares some pretty and healthy ideas in her "My Fruity Valentine" post. Use a heart cookie cutter to create 2-in-1 fruit slices like this yummy watermelon/cantaloupe combo. Another easy idea is creating heart-shaped fruit kebabs! You can prepare these ahead of time, so they are "ready to go" or you can get the kiddies involved to help cut out the fruit hearts before eating them.
Rainbow Loom Bracelet Valentines!
The Baby Center blog has collected 7 great Rainbow Loom themed Valentines from around the web and pinned them in one, easy to find place! Loom Lovers will love sharing their handmade creations with all of their fellow trend-loving pals! These Loom Valentines feature free printables, and a heart bracelet tutorial! I love the idea of a Loom themed pun like "Let's band together", and attaching a Rainbow Loom bracelet or Rainbow Loom charm to each card. If you prefer, your child can easily decorate Rainbow Loom themed Valentines with paint, stickers and markers instead of printing them.
Valentine Colouring Pages!
Colour the day away with over 25 pages of free, printable Valentine's Day colouring pages found and shared by Holly from the Kids Activities Blog! Dinosaurs, cards, hearts, animals, your family's favourite characters and more are featured in these themed sheets, so you are sure to find the perfect set for your little ones. Just add some art supplies: crayons, markers, coloured pencils, glitter glue, foil, or water colour paints - match the medium to the age and ability of those colouring and let the fun begin!
Make A Heart Garland!
This easy-to-make DIY Valentines heart garland will add just the right touch to your Valentine's Day decor! You need only scissors, a stapler, and paper to create a wonderful garland of any length you'd like. A fun group activity, this is one the whole family can do together, or everyone at a play date can make their own garland to take home! Check out the full tutorial at the Work in Progress Kits blog.
For more kid-friendly fun check out our DIY Valentine's Day Pinterest board!
What are your favourite DIY Valentine's activities? We love hearing your family's stories! Share all of your creative Valentine ideas, and your fun heart day photos with us, on your favourite social media site and in a comment below!
Thank you so much for reading! ☺
- Auntie M
*Editor's note this post was originally published in 2014, see that post here: http://blog.mastermindtoys.com/index.php/post/diy_valentines_day_fun