Get crafty for V-Day
Kids love crafts, and Valentine's Day provides another great crafting theme. For those of us (ahem) who are a little less crafty than others, try these four ideas for super-fun and easy Valentine's Day crafts for kids. Your whole family can get their holiday craft on!
Every family with preschoolers or school-age children has an abundance of crayons. Dig through your kids' crayon stash and pull out the bits and pieces to make these fun and extremely easy heart-shaped crayons. This is a fun Valentine's Day craft for kids that is also green -- instead of throwing out old crayons, you're making them new again.
Simple, fun and pretty, heart-shaped sun-catchers are a fun kids' craft. There's no glue or paint involved in this one, so cleanup is a snap.
This cute little spider won't give you the creepy-crawlies. A Valentine spider is a fun, easy craft for kids that requires very few supplies. Stick it to the wall -- you won't want to squash this lovely spider.
Homemade Valentine's Day play dough
Kids love play dough, and if you're brave enough for the mess, this is a great Valentine's Day craft for kids, especially if you "bake" some of your child's creations and use them as little tabletop decorations. Don't be intimidated by the cooking element -- this is easy to make.
Once your kiddos are enjoying their new handmade play dough, the really fun part of the Valentine's Day craft begins. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make little play-dough hearts. Or have your kids create whatever objects remind them of Valentine's Day. Bake their creations in the oven at 250 degrees F for up to 30 minutes or until they are hard (it might take less time). Give their handiwork some time to dry completely, then allow your kids to paint their items with acrylic-based paints.
Watch: How to make play dough
Learn how to make easy homemade play dough in this video!
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