Preview: Easy valentine’s day craft for kids!
Grab all the kids! We’re making a cute homemade Valentine’s Day craft that preschoolers, toddlers, Kindergarteners, and kids of all ages can enjoy! This DIY Valentine’s Day activity is easy to make and perfect for school or classroom.
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Homemade Valentine’s Day crafts are the sweetest!
What could be a better Valentine’s gift than a sweet, handmade heart craft made by your #1 Valentine?! I would take a precious memento over chocolate any day!
Only my kids are more important than chocolate. Them, and like 3 other things. Then chocolate.
This is a great mommy and me activity to sneak in some boding over a Valentine’s Day craft. We have been reading some mushy books on Epic! this week so everyone is in the Valentine’s spirit. (Epic! is our favorite resource for reading unlimited books together. It’s such a great way to read more together because you can access nearly any children’s book from wherever you are. If you would like to try it too, I have a link for 30 days free I’d love to share with you: Read FREE for 30 days! )
This Valentines activity is easy enough for even a toddler to do (with help of course). Using just a few items you probably have in your house, kids can make an adorable Valentine’s Day wreath to hang on the door or gift to their special Valentine (hopefully that’s Mom for now! <3).
How to make a Valentine’s Day craft heart wreath:
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
- Hole punch
- Ribbon or pipe cleaner
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Take your paper plan and fold it in half. An adult should cut a heart shape (or a circle) in the center. to make a wreath form.
- Next, use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the wreath.
- Use a pipe cleaner or ribbon to string through the hole. This will be used to hang the wreath so be sure the length is appropriate for where you plan to display your child’s masterpiece!
- Using construction paper (any colors you choose!), fold strips of paper to cut out hearts. You can draw the hearts first to make it easier to keep the shape. Hearts can be uniform in size or many different sizes.
- Add some glue to one side of the heart and stick it on to the paper plate. Place and overlap the heart shapes until the entire wreath is covered.
- Decorate with sticker, glitter, or personalize your wreath! (optional)
- Hang and admire or send it to grandma for Valentine’s Day!
(I drew an outline on the construction paper since I didn’t trust my free-hand cutting skills!)
Choose any whatever colors you want your wreath to be. You can keep the hearts all uniform in size or make different sizes for depth.
Let your child try to thread the hole all by his/herself! This is great for building hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills!
Once the hanging ribbon/pipe cleaner is attached, get ready to glue on some hearts! (My preschooler may have been trying to “pose” her hands in the photo! She was excited to demonstrate this craft for me! Can you tell 😉
Hang your completed wreath where you can admire it! Don’t forget to add some bling or personalized decorations! My helper got distracted and decided to leave hers “plain”:
Aren’t you proud of your little artist?! These moments when their art work is messy but their sincerity is deep are the ones Mom will hold close to her heart. (Pun intended 😉 !)
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Where will you simply your valentines day craft for kids?