Thursday, January 8, 2015

Valentine’s Day Crafts or Art Projects

Valentine’s Day is coming up real soon, just next month! I know crazy, right? I thought it would be fun to share some Valentine crafts which are easy to do with toddlers, preschoolers and older kids as well.

Handprints on Heart:
Supplies: pink or red or white construction paper, paint for handprint (any color), marker, glue, heart stickers, other textured paper to add like; clear wrapping paper (cellophane), tissue paper, ribbon

Help the little ones make their handprints on the paper with painted hands, draw a heart with marker around the handprint with any message added. Let them pick out what stickers and textured paper to glue on around their handprint. Easy and fun!

Valentine Handprint Heart Tree:
Supplies: brown, red, pink paint, and white construction paper.

Help the little ones make their print by painting one hand and arm brown. Stamp on paper with hand open and arm pressed down. After washing off brown paint, create the heart blossoms with thumb prints using the pink and red paint. If your little one doesn’t like their whole hand and arm painted, it would still look cute with a simple handprint and then using a toddler size paint brush. Assist in dotting red and pink dots around the handprint. It looks adorable either way.

Valentine in a Bottle:
Supplies: water bottle with label removed, stickers, pink or white or red construction paper, scissors, heart candies, and marker.

Cutout ahead of time a heart shape from construction paper or assist if one is familiar with how to use scissors. Make sure it will fit (if rolled) inside the water bottle. They can write a message on the heart or draw/scribble with marker. Fill the bottle with heart candies. Roll the valentine cutout with the message or writing showing on the outside and slip the valentine in through the bottle opening. Close the bottle with the cap. The little ones can add stickers to the outside of the bottle. This is fun and great to share with family.

Here is an article on scissor cutting introduction: Scissor Cutting with Toddlers
Also an article on how to prepare for craft days: Crafts and Art Projects with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Enjoy craft days with your little ones,



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