I normally troubleshoot my abysmal crafting record by purchasing DIY lookalikes instead. This year, though, I won't be afraid to whip out the glue gun to try one of these simple but stunning crafts for my daughter's day care valentine exchange.
Believe it or not, this head-turning craft only requires a plastic ornament, a red paper cup and some scrapbook paper. And, oh yeah, a few gumballs if you're feeling particularly generous.
If you have children, you're likely aware that kids love cereal almost as much as they love candy. But did you know that moms love crafts that only require a ribbon and a spoon, almost as much as kids love cereal? It's like the circle of life.
Sweet little hearts and butterflies take a lollipop from drab to fab in just a few minutes apiece. You could easily churn out 30 of these while watching The Bachelor.
Your child's classmates will love the natural appeal of this little bird feeder, which only requires birdseed, gelatin, ribbon and a silicon mold for Valentine's Day perfection.
Start stockpiling your toilet paper rolls now, because this cute owl is worth the extra effort. Once you've gathered the cardboard rolls, you'll be set to impress with the addition of simple scrapbook paper and googly eyes. It's more than easy on the eyes, though — the toilet paper rolls can hold candy, too.
Don't leave the crafts to those kids who have a mandatory valentine exchange at school. Surprisingly, you can make these lovely sun catchers with the tiniest of toddlers, since the only ingredients are coffee filters and watercolors.
If you know how to tape a printable minion to a Twinkie, this craft isn't far from reach. Thank goodness we all survived the Hostess Twinkie scare of 2013.
This monster is a little bit more complicated for moms who aren't particularly crafty, but the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed is solid and helpful. You can perfect the monster with a pom-pom maker, and simply attach googly eyes and antennas to complete the craft.
Who would ever think to glue two Hershey's Kisses together to make an adorable Valentine's Day mouse? You'll just need the kisses, glue and googly eyes for tasty treats that are sure to make recipients say, "Eek!"
Finally, nothing is quite as easy as threading mushy candy onto a wooden dowel. Wrap this kebab in cellophane and call it a day, Mom. You've worked for it.
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