Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids

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?

33 comments:

  1. Some lovely ideas here, I used to love doing crafts with mine when they were little, unfortunately they are too old now and would think I had gone mad x

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  2. It looks like Landon and Liam had such fun with these crafts! They all turned out so cute and I really like the I love you to pieces and heart stamp crafts.

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  3. Your kids are adorable! And the crafts came out great!

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  4. It is always to get the kids involved during V DAY and what better way than through crafts. They look fab x

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  5. These are all such sweet ideas! I love the toilet paper roll heart stamp! So clever!

    xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

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  6. Oh my this is so cool. I am gonna try doing this tomorrow if we can. This is such a great idea.

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  7. What a fun thing for you to do with them. I think all kids love to do crafts...especially if it involves paint, glue or glitter!

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  8. Some lovely ideas here, and your kids are gorgeous. I think Valentines crafts with kids are a good idea as it can also be a talking point about loving people for who they are.

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  9. What a fab idea, my niece and nephew have been doing so much valentine's crafts at the moment x

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  10. Using the middle of a toilet paper roll is such a clear idea, such great heart prints x

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  11. Great ideas we haven't had time to make anything this year but we will be making some stuff for mother's day x

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  12. Good old pinterest. These worked so well - sometimes I'm worried about doing things I see on there in case I mess it up!

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  13. Such great craft ideas, crafting with my son doesn't come naturally to me- something I need to put more effort into for sure.

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  14. I love this it is so cute and far better than any card ive seen in the shop x

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  15. Such a great idea, I always love involving the kids! xo

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  16. Aren't they adorable. The hearts with the toilet roll are a great idea and simple enough for a tired mummy to manage.

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  17. These are fantastic ideas! I did a simple craft with my little one today, similar to a couple of these!

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  18. I love the idea of the paper toilet stamp! I think I can do that too! haha, even old ones can use that idea. Simple and easy yet a nice one. Happy Valentines!

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  19. I really like to see young children getting involved in crafting. It sets them up for a lifetime of enjoyment and teaches them that entertainment doesn't have to come from an electronic box.

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  20. I love Pinterest for craft ideas, in fact ideas for anything. This looks fabulous, i really should dedicate more time to crafting with my smalls as they love it in school x

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  21. aww how sweet love the heart stamping idea x

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  22. Aw such great crafts, I love the toilet paper roll heart - what an amazing trick!

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  23. I love those crafts - easy to make and great fun! :)

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  24. These are great suggestions, love how simple they are!xo

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  25. These are all such cute ideas. I can't wait until Avery is old enough to do arts and crafts,

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  26. Absolutely sounds like a good ideas, Glad that you share this I bet this is so much fun.

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  27. Absolutely love the toilet roll stamp idea what a great thing to do going to pinch that 😊

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  28. These are some very good craft ideas for valentines Day! They look fun and simple

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  29. So lovely ideas. The kids are so cute and craft turned out to be so fun and adorable

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  30. These are great fun and creative Valentine's Day crafts.

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  31. Lovely, simple, fun ideas. It's great you can do this with things lying around the house.

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  32. I admire the idea of involving kids in crafts. They should be doing more of these rather than stay in front of a screen full time every day.

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