3 DIY Valentine's Crafts for the Family
What you need
Red, black, pink, & white construction papper
Scissors (safety scissors for little ones)
Glue or glue stick
Black and white crayons
Pro-tip: If you have lightweight white paper plates, these work great for the body.
Step 1: Cut out the shapes of the heart spots, legs, feet, and eyes. Depending on the age of your little ones, you may want to do this ahead of time for them as it can take a while if they do them.
Step 2: Cut out the body shapes. For the white circle body, red heart wings, and black oval face, fold the paper in half and draw one side of the shape, then cut it out for a perfectly symmetrical shape.
Step 3: Glue the red heart wings onto the white circle body about halfway down.
Step 4: Glue the black oval face onto the body overlapping the point at the bottom of the wings.
Step 5: Glue the eyes, legs, and feet.
Step 6: Glue the hearts to make the Love Bug (ladybug) spots.
Step 7: Draw in the mouth and antennae. Eyelashes are cute too!
Optional Step 8: Draw or write on the body, hearts, love, Valentine’s to/from, etc
Making love rocks- Spread love around the neighborhood with painted rocks!
Cup of water to clean brushes
Step 1: Look for smooth rocks, the rounder the prettier! Wash any dirt off your rocks and let dry.
Step 2: Draw your design ahead of time with a marker, or paint freestyle with brightly colored acrylic paints
Step 3: Let your rocks air dry.
Step 4: Spread love by displaying your rocks in your community so other people can find them.
There is love in the air when you brighten up your decor with some heart bouquets!
What you need
Skewers or straws
Glue stick, Elmer's Glue, or glue gun
Fun stickers or buttons
Step 1: Fold printed/construction paper in halves
Step 2: Draw and cut heart/flower shapes or cut shapes freehand
Step 3: Place glue on edges and down the center of one half of the shapes then sandwich skewer or straw between shapes
Step 4: Add fun stickers/buttons and arrange in a bouquet