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Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Fun crafts for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to get crafty with your kiddos. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating these easy and fun Valentine's crafts!

Tissue paper lantern

Tissue paper lantern

Supplies:

  • Glass jar
  • White tissue paper
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small bowl
  • Paint brush
  • Candle

Directions:

  1. Remove any labels and thoroughly clean your glass jar.
  2. Cut the white tissue paper into 1-inch squares.
  3. Cut the pink tissue paper into heart shapes of assorted sizes.
  4. Make a 50/50 solution of glue and water in the small bowl.
  5. Paint the glue mixture over the entire glass jar.
  6. Cover the glass jar with the squares of white tissue paper, overlapping the squares so that the whole jar is covered.
  7. Paint over the white tissue paper with a layer of the glue mixture, then press the pink hearts on to the jar.
  8. Paint over the hearts with the glue mixture, then allow the jar to dry.
  9. Once the glue is completely dry, put a candle inside the jar and light it.

DIY heart-shaped window clings

Heart window clings

Supplies:

  • Assorted colors of puffy paint
  • Wax paper
  • Marker
  • Tape

Directions:

  1. Tear off a piece of wax paper that is larger than you want your window cling to be.
  2. Tape the wax paper to the table so that it doesn't shift while you are working.
  3. Draw a heart shape on the wax paper, and fill in the heart with a design like stripes or swirls.
  4. Trace over your drawing with the puffy paint. Be generous with the amount of puffy paint you use — you want nice thick lines of puffy paint.
  5. Allow the paint to dry for several hours, then carefully peel the heart away from the wax paper.
  6. Press the puffy paint heart firmly onto your glass window.

Paper tube love bug

Paper tube love bug

Supplies:

  • Toilet paper tube
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Marker

Directions:

  1. Paint the paper tube with the craft paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. Once the paint is dry, glue two googly eyes on to the tube and draw a smile with a marker.
  3. Cut two large hearts and two small hearts out of the construction paper. Glue the small hearts on top of the large hearts.
  4. Glue the hearts to the back of the paper tube to form wings.
  5. Cut a pipe cleaner in half, and curl one end of each pipe cleaner around your finger.
  6. Glue the pipe cleaners to the inside of the top of the toilet paper tube to form the antennae.

Paper heart chain

Paper heart chain

Supplies:

  • 3 sheets of valentine colored card stock
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • tape

Directions:

  1. Cut the sheets of card stock crosswise into 1-inch strips.
  2. Fold each strip in half to make a crease. This crease will make the bottom of the heart.
  3. Curl the two ends of one strip in to form the heart shape and staple in place.
  4. Take another strip and feed one side of it through your first heart, then staple it just like you did with the first heart.
  5. Continue adding hearts to the chain until you have used all of your paper strips.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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