If you read my blog regularly then you know I like to do crafts with my boys. They love doing crafts as well. I hope that as they grow up that they remember all the awesome times we have had doing crafts together. At any rate, with Valentine's Day coming up we have been doing some Valentine's Day crafts. I always look to Pinterest for ideas on crafts to do with the boys. Pinterest has some really great ideas for Valentine's Day crafts, not just for little kids but for all ages.
This post contains ideas that came from Pinterest, but with our own twist and creativity. The boys that did these crafts are Landon and Liam since our oldest is in Kindergarten and our youngest would eat the paint. Haha! Landon and Liam loved the LOVE craft the most. They loved this one because I painted one of their feet and one of their hands. Whenever we do footprint or handprint crafts they always giggle and say it tickles when I paint their foot or hand. This craft is also a great craft that you can frame and keep as a keepsake with their handprint and footprint.
Another craft that we did was the toilet paper heart stamp craft. This one was my favorite to watch them do. Landon and Liam each had a toilet paper roll and they both uniquely stamped their papers. They had fun making hearts all over their paper. Landon was the only one would let me get a picture of him. You can also see in the first picture that I taped the toilet paper roll to make the heart shape.
We also did the 'We Love You to Pieces' craft. This craft is great for teaching fine motor skill of picking up small objects. A lot of the crafts I do with the boys also double as teaching things whether it be colors, shapes, fine motor skills, problem solving, etc. Crafts aren't just art, but also other things as well. Back to this craft. Landon and Liam had fun gluing the small squares inside the heart. The best thing about this craft is that I really do love my boys to pieces and they loves mommy and daddy to pieces too.
We may squeeze in one more craft before Valentine's Day rolls around on Tuesday, but these were fun ones to do. Landon is four and Liam is two just you have an idea of the age I was working with for these crafts.
While we are on the subject of crafts, we did a Groundhog Day craft since that is February 2. They made a Groundhog with their foot and hands. It was a lot of fun teaching them about how a groundhog can 'predict' the weather. Of course winter is not over yet. Winter crafts are great to do especially on gloomy winter days.
Do you do crafts with your kids? What crafts have you done?