4 Kids Valentine’s Day Crafts
You and your children will be able to make them together!
These hand made valentines are easy to make for one child or a whole class room.
Send a touching message with valentines traced from little hands. Just cut from construction paper, and then decorate. Your child can hand over sweets or a toy ring, or let someone know they’re her hands-down favorite.
Fill flattened cupcake liners with candy for a treat you won’t have to bake. The liners’ pleats nicely frame scrap-art pictures or paper hearts (we used scalloping scissors to trim some). A craft punch or paper flowers can make cute borders.
1. Flatten two paper cupcake liners. Place one liner face up, and lay the other face down on top of it.
2. Lift the edge, and apply glue along a short section. Press to attach; let dry. Continue gluing in sections, leaving the last section open. Fill with candy; seal opening with glue.
3. Cut out heart or other shape from construction paper; add cut-out images, ribbons, or paper or fabric flowers, and write or stamp a note. Glue onto center.
SWEET SPOT HEARTS:
Snip candy hearts for an entire class in a snap. Have kids cut a heart from a strip of candy dots, and glue it to a piece of construction paper. With scalloping scissors, cut construction paper to create a border around the heart.
PHOTO CANDY BAGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
To make these custom treat packages, cut out a picture of your child, scan it, and print onto heavyweight matte paper. Cut tags using pinking shears for the bottom edges, draw hearts, and stamp or write a message on each one. Fold the tags and tape them to cellophane bags filled with sweets.
THANKS TO MARTHA STEWART MAGAZINE FOR THESE CRAFTS