Craft Your Own Heartfelt Projects To Keep Kids Busy
- What: Make Valentine’s card
- When: During school holidays and cancellations
- Why: Keep kids busy, economical
- Where: Your home
It’s February and magically enough, the weather still hasn’t let up any. If the snowy weather has lost its magic and you want to stay inside instead of going outside, gather some fun crafts. During long hours of school cancellations due to snow and other winter weather, stay warm and toasty indoors without losing all your marbles with these Valentine’s projects.
Even better, your kids need valentines for their classmates or relatives anyway. The older your kids get, the more kids in their class, and the more cards they need to make, so it keeps them busy longer.
Basic supplies can go a long way towards making 12 or 20 copies of the same sweet message. Cut out heart shapes in pink, red, white, or your kid’s favorite colors in various sizes and let your kids loose with some glue, tape, and markers.
Need more advanced ideas? These heart caterpillars send a simple yet sweet message. You can buy more advanced supplies like paper or foam heart shapes, but cut or punch out hearts use up more time in production without the need for a visit to the craft store.
These heart chickens work great, too. A few heart shapes in oversized and small sizes, and some googly eyes, and your kids can craft them. Even younger kids can glue and stick the hearts and eyes on without much assistance.
Plastic or wooden beads and pipe cleaners will go a long way towards Valentine’s crafts, too. Kids can make bracelets, necklaces, or even bend the chenille stems Into heart shapes after stringing them with colored beads in just about any shape or size.
If your kid wants something besides hearts, put those spare Legos to good use. Scoop a few extras into clear sandwich bags, and tape them onto bright rectangles cut from paper. Add a catchy saying and your kid can build better friendships to boot.
Whatever you find, from tissue paper to plain white paper, your kids can turn it into a keepsake. Find your fun fit for almost any age level and spread out your supplies to keep your kids entertained and give yourself a change of activity, or, if luck smiles upon you, a big break.