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Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine's Day Crafts Kids Can Make Including: Cards, Card Holders, Valentine's Day Treats, Printable Valentine's Day Cards, and a Sock Love Bug

 

 

Dog Tissue Box Valentine's Day Box Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Tissue Box

Craft Foam or Colored Card Stock

Acrylic Patio Paint from

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

White Paper or craft foam for the Teeth

Silver Chenille Stem

Brown Feather Boa

White paper

Scissors

Googly Eyes

 

How to Make the Dog Valentine Box:

1. Paint the tissue box with acrylic paint and let it dry.

2. Cut the dogs ears from brown paper, the nose from black craft foam and the tongue from pink craft foam and glue to the tissue box.

3. To make the teeth cut white paper into one inch strips. Cut notches down one side of the strip of paper for the teeth. Glue the other side to the inside of the tissue box around the opening.

4. Cut a 1 1/4" craft foam strip for the collar. Use a silver Chenille stem for the collar buckle.

5. To finish glue on googly eyes and part of a brown feather boa to the head.

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Monster Tissue Box Valentine Box Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Tissue Box

Craft Foam or Colored Card Stock

Acrylic Patio Paint

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

White Paper or Craft Foam for the Teeth

Multi-colored Feather Boa

White paper or craft foam for the teeth

Scissors

Googly Eyes

 

How to Make the Monster Valentine Box:

1. Paint the box and fins with acrylic paint and let dry.

2. Cut the arms feet and tongue from craft foam or colored card stock and glue them to the tissue box.

3. To make the teeth cut white paper into one inch strips. Cut notches down one side of the strip of paper for the teeth. Glue the other side to the inside of the tissue box around the opening.

4. To finish glue on googly eyes and part of a feather boa on the head.

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"Let's Stick Together" Folding Craft Stick Valentine Card

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks.

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What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Acrylic Patio Paint

Permanent Markers, and a Pencil

Ribbon

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Valentine's Day Card:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Draw out your design on the craft stick canvas with a pencil. If you make a mistake, you can erase it. When you are happy with your design paint it with the acrylic paint. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to outline your shapes and write the words.

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Paper Plate Valentine Heart with Wings Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

One 9-inch paper plate (Regular-sized)

Paint - any type

Glue

Scissors

Markers

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Heart with Wings:

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1. Draw the heart shape and wing shapes onto the top of the paper plate as shown in the diagram to the right. (A Printable Pattern is available to members.) To make it easier to draw the patterns find the middle of the plate by folding it in half first. The wings and the center of the heart should meet in the middle of the plate.

If you are using the pattern, print it out, cut out the shapes, and tape them to the plate so that the patterns are at the edge of the plate. Use a pencil to trace around the patterns.

2. Draw a line down the center of the heart as shown in the diagram. Fold up on the two lines to the right and left of the center line. Fold the two outside lines back, and then bring the outside folds to the center line and glue it closed to make the heart shape.

3. Paint the heart shape and wings and then glue the wings to the back of the heart shape.

4. To finish write a valentine message on the heart.

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Paper Plate Valentine Boxes Crafts for Kids

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These paper plate valentine boxes are cheap and easy to make.

Two paper plates are glued together top to top to form the pocket. The foam heart stickers used in these crafts come from Hobby Lobby.

Fish - Cut fin shapes from a paper plate and glue them to one of the paper plates. Glue the two paper plates together leaving one side open for the mouth.

Mouse - Cut a U-shape out of one paper plate and glue it to the top of another paper plate. Paint the plates. Cut the head, ears, and feet from brown construction paper and glue them together. Glue a heart on the head for a nose. Glue the mouse to the top paper plate.

Cat - Cut a mouth shape out of the center of one of the paper plates. Cut ear shapes from card stock. Glue the ears to one of the paper plates and glue the plates together. Punch holes where the whiskers go and thread Chenille stems through the holes. Wind the ends around a pencil to curl them. Cut out a tongue shape and glue it to the inside of the paper plate. Bend the tongue down and glue it to the front of the paper plate.

Pig - Cut a slit in one paper plate. Cut leg shapes from card stock and glue them to the other paper plate. Curl a Chenille stem around a pencil to make the pig's tail and glue it to the paper plate. Glue the two paper plates together and paint the pig. Cut the pig head, ears, and snout from card stock, paint them and glue them to the paper plates.

Pocket - Cut one paper plate in half and glue it to the other paper plate to form a pocket. Use a heart paper punch, stickers and other decorative items to decorate the pocket.

Angler Fish - Cut fin shapes from a paper plate and glue them to one of the paper plates. Twist two Chenille stems together to make the lure and stick heart stickers to the end. Glue Chenille stems to the paper plate. Glue the two paper plates together all the way around the edge. Cut a mouth shape out of the paper plates and then glue foam teeth shapes to the inside of the mouth

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Lion Valentine Box Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Small Tissue Box

Orange Feathers Boa

Brown or Tan Paper

Two Chenille Stems

Pink and White Paper

Glue

Pink Colored Pencil

 

How to Make the Valentine Box:

1. Cover the box with brown paper. Cut out the oval shape at the top for the mouth.

2. Glue a feather boa around the edge of the box for the lion's mane.

3. Cut an oval shape from brown or tan paper to cover the mouth opening and draw a nose and mouth on it. (A pattern for the face is available to members.)

4. Glue the muzzle over the cut out oval just at the top.

5. Cut out paws, ears, and a mouth from brown paper and glue them to the box.

6. Draw eyes on white paper, cut them out, and glue them to the box.

7. Wind two Chenille stems together for the tail and glue it to the back of the box. Glue part of a feather boa onto the end of the tail.

8. Cut out eye shapes and a tongue and glue them to the mouth.

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Dragon Valentine Box Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Plastic Water Bottle

Craft Foam

Spray paint made for plastic or Acrylic Patio Paint from

Feather Boa

Scissors with a sharp point

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Large googly eyes or paper

 

How to Make the Milk Jug Frog:

1. To remove the label from the milk jug fill the jug with hot water and let it stand for a few minutes. Do not get the label wet or it will just fall apart. Carefully peel off the label from all four corners. Then wash and dry the milk jug. To remove the inked numbers color over the numbers with a dry erase marker. The dry erase marker will dissolve the ink so you can wipe it off with a paper towel.

2. Draw a mouth on the jug with a dry erase marker on the opposite side from the handle. Cut out the mouth with a pair of sharp scissors.

3. Spray paint the jug and let it dry.

4. Cut the dragon's tail, feet, arms, horns, and frills from craft foam and glue them to the milk jug. (Printable Patterns are available to members.)

5. Cut teeth shapes from craft foam and glue them to the inside of the mouth. Paint or glue on eyes, and glue a piece of feather boa around the top of the jug.

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Fish Valentine Box Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Tissue Box

Craft foam Sheets from

Acrylic Patio Paint from

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

White Paper for the Teeth

 

How to Make the Fish Valentine Box:

1. Cut the fish fins from craft foam or colored card stock and glue them to the tissue box.

2. Paint the box and fins with acrylic paint and let dry.

3. To make the teeth cut white paper into one inch strips. Cut notches down one side of the strip of paper for the teeth. Glue the other side to the inside of the tissue box around the opening.

4. To finish glue on googly eyes.

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Frog Valentine Box Made from a Milk Jug

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What you will need:

Plastic gallon milk jug

Light Green Foam Sheets

Colored Card Stock

Spray paint made for plastic or Apple Green Acrylic Paint

2 - 2" Styrofoam Balls

Scissors with a sharp point

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Large googly eyes or paper

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How to Make the Milk Jug Frog:

1. To remove the label from the milk jug fill the jug with hot water and let it stand for a few minutes. Do not get the label wet or it will just fall apart. Carefully peel off the label from all four corners. Then wash and dry the milk jug. To remove the inked numbers color over the numbers with a dry erase marker. The dry erase marker will dissolve the ink so you can wipe it off with a paper towel.

2. Draw a mouth around the opening of the milk jug with a dry erase marker. The handle is the bottom of the frog. Cut out the mouth by cutting down through the opening in the milk jug.

3. Cut two one-inch holes in the top of the jug for the Styrofoam ball eyes. Press the balls part way down into the jug and glue them down. (If you are using spray paint, spray paint the jug and Styrofoam eyes before adding the arms and legs. If you are using acrylic paint, paint the jug after attaching the arms and legs. If you attach the legs to the acrylic paint, they will pull the paint off the jug.)

4. Cut frog-shaped arms and legs from craft foam or card stock. To make them sturdy, glue two patterns on top of each other. To make the craft foam arms stronger and bendable, glue pipe cleaners to the arms and then glue another craft foam arm over top of the pipe cleaner. (Printable patterns for the frogs arms, legs, eyes, eyelids, and tongue are available to members.)

5. Draw eyes on white paper and cut them out. Glue them to the Styrofoam balls and then glue the eyelids over the eyes.

6. To finish cut a tongue from pink craft foam and glue it in the mouth.

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Duct Tape Valentine's Day Card Craft Kids Can Make with Free Printable Patterns

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This craft comes with nine different patterns that can be used as templates to make the cards, or you can design your own cards using the blank templates.

What you will need:

Craft Foam

Aluminum Foil Tape

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, straws, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

Card Stock Paper (Heavy paper)

Scissors

Bright Colors Foam Pack

Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker

Printer Paper

 

How to Make Foil Tape Valentine's Day Cards:

1. Print out the patterns if you want to use the ones provided. If you want to come up with your own designs, use the blank templates on Pattern 2. Pick a design you would like to use or draw your own. (Pattern 1 and Pattern 2)

2. Cut off a four-inch length of the duct tape and stick it to the craft foam sheet. The soft surface of the foam will make it easier to engrave the tape.

2. Cut out your design and place it on top of the duct tape and craft foam. Lightly trace over the pattern with a pen and then remove the pattern.

3. Use permanent markers such as Sharpies to color in the patterns, and then engrave the tape with other objects such as straws, tip of a paint brush, etc. by pressing the objects into the tape.

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Butterfly Valentine's Day Cup Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

9-oz. Pink Paper Cup

Self-Adhesive Sparkling Flower Jewels

Jumbo Striped Pipe Cleaner

Card Stock (Heavy paper)

Heart-shaped Lollipop

Googly eyes

Low temp. Glue Gun

 

How to Make the Butterfly:

1. Cut wing shapes from card stock and glue them to the sides of the cup.

3. Glue flower jewels or other decorative items to the wings.

4. Punch a hole in the bottom of the cup and stick the lollipop handle through the hole. Glue on eyes.

5. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and wind the halves around a pencil to make them curly. Glue them to the back of the lollipop.

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Butterfly Valentine's Day Card Holder Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Craft foam Sheets

Pink and and Red Colored Paper

2-Liter Soda Bottle with lid

Uncooked Rice

Cardboard

Acrylic Patio Paint

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Foam Heart Shapes

Striped Chenille Stems

Googly Eyes

 

How to Make the Butterfly Valentine Card Holder:

1. Pour about 1/2 cup of dried rice into the clean, dry soda bottle and place the cap back on the bottle. The rise will keep the bottle from falling over when you glue on the wings.

2. Paint the 2-liter soda bottle and cap with acrylic paint. Do not paint the back of the bottle where the wings will be attached. (If you glue the wings to the painted area, the wings will pull off the paint. While the paint is drying cut large wings from cardboard, paint them and let them dry.

3. Glue the wings to the back of the soda bottle.

4. Glue pipe cleaners to the cap for antennae. Glue foam heart shapes to the ends to the pipe cleaner.

5. Glue two large googly eyes to lid of the bottle.

6. Cut arm and hand shapes from craft foam and glue them to the sides of the bottle.

7. Cut two large heart shapes from craft foam or card stock. Cut the top off of one heart and glue the two hearts together to make a pouch. Glue a ribbon or string to the heart pouch and drape it over the butterflies arms.

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Little Monster Valentine's Day Card Holder Craft Kids Can Make

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What you will need:

Gallon Milk Jug - Clean and dry

Card Stock

Craft foam Sheets

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

Apple Green Acrylic Paint

 

How to Make the Monster Valentine Card Holder:

1. Paint an empty milk jug with acrylic paint of spray paint made for plastic.

2. Draw arms, legs, and a monster face on card stock (Heavy Paper) and cut them out. Glue them to the milk jug on the opposite side of the handle. (A pattern for this craft is available to members.)

3. Cut two large heart shapes from craft foam or card stock. Cut the top off of one heart and glue the two hearts together to make a pouch. You can also decorate the heart pouch with heart stickers or foam heart shapes.

4. To finish glue the heart pouch to the hands of the monster.

 

 

Owl Printable Valentine's Day Card Craft for Kids

(A pattern for the card is available to members.)

 

 

Memory Cross Valentines Day Cards

Memory Cross Valentine's Day Cross
Memory Cross Valentine's Day Card

These cards from Memory Cross Inc. are a great way for children to spread the Word on Valentines Day.

You can find more Valentine's Day Crafts on the Valentine's Day Crafts Page 2.

 

 

Valentine's Crafts on Other Pages

 

Candy Heart Valentine's Day Games and Activities for Sunday School

The following Crafts, Games, and Learning Activities go with the Valentine's Day Sunday school lesson "The Love Letter" on The Resource Room.

Love is Toss Game
Heart Bingo Game