Get creative: Fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas for kids

Get creative with the ones you love and make unique Valentine’s Day cards and other easy crafts

February the 14th has long been associated with St Valentine and giving a card to your loved one however, it’s also the perfect opportunity to get creative with the kids. Here are some super cute craft ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

Think pink with cards

To make cards, you’ll need some heavy paper or card that your child can decorate – look for coloured card such as red and pink. Next, let your inner romantic loose by choosing lots of pink and red materials for your crafts. Gather glue and glitter, felt, buttons, fabric, ribbon and whatever else takes your fancy. Take a look in your local craft or fabric shop, gift shops and newsagents to see what you can find.

Keep granny smiling

Don’t forget that many people, especially doting grandparents, love to receive a personalised craft their grandchild has made. So, get your little one to draw around their own hand on the front of a greetings card and draw around the hand-print to make it look like a vase of flowers. Remember that you don’t have to make a card – how about something ceramic instead? A simple beaded necklace is a brilliant idea and you can paint the letters of the person’s name on the beads. Or give an old picture frame a new lease of life with paint and glitter, then put a photo of your child in it.

Sew simple

If your kids enjoy a bit of sewing from time to time, why not decorate a card by sticking several felt hearts to the front? Cut several hearts from felt (try using two or three shades of pink), then attach with glue to the card – each on top of the other for a striking 3D creation. View the original article here  

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