Fun Activity Friday - Valentines Day Crafts!

Celebrating Valentines Day with your kiddos!

With Valentines Day around the corner, we did 3 really fun crafts!

The top 2 pics are a Valentines Day album!

What you'll need:
Construction paper
Decorations (buttons, feathers, markers, glue, etc)
Pictures of your child's favorite things!

I took pictures of all of Evie's favorite things (her family, her "B" (a blanket bear), mac and cheese, strawberry ice cream, the beach, the park, etc). I had Evie help me pasted the pictures onto half pieces of construction paper and then I bound them together with a piece of pipe cleaner that she chose. Then I wrote her name in glitter glue on the front and she chose the feathers and glued them on. It came out SUPER cute and she loves to flip through the pictures!

The bottom left corner is a Valentines Matching Game!

What you'll need:
Construction paper
Laminator/Laminating sheets (optional)

What I did was cut out 26 pink hearts and 26 purple hearts. I wrote all capital letters on the pink hearts and lower case letters on the purple ones. Evie is having a tough time with the lower case letters but knows all her upper case letters so this is a great way to help her learn! She has to match the little letters with the big letters...she loves it! You can laminate it if you want to make them last (I plan on doing this when I get around to getting a laminator, haha).

The bottom right corner is a Handprint Valentine!

What you'll need:
White paper
Paint (we used red and pink)
Construction paper 
Little hands!

I placed my kids hands in the paint and tried to make a heart-ish shape with them. I drew a heart shape around their hands and a little message to Daddy around them. I glued a construction paper heart on the back to make it a little more sturdy. It's a keepsake and a memory!

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Mayra Flores de Marcotte February 12, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Oh geez ... I love this last one. What a perfect gift, fun to do with the kiddos AND a great keepsake. Thanks for the ideas (and how-to) ladies. :)


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