Keep the little ones occupied this February 14th with our kids’ Valentine’s Day craft ideas. Read on for our top suggestions…
Heart envelope valentine
This envelope folds out into a heart, which features their secret Valentine’s message.
- Draw a fat heart shape approximately 20cm wide and 20cm tall onto decorative paper – red glitter paper is perfect. For a neat finish, create and print a heart template to trace around.
- Carefully cut out the heart shape, and write your Valentine’s message on the plain side.
- Fold the two sides in so they touch the middle.
- Fold the top down past the halfway point.
- Fold the point upwards to create your envelope flap, and secure with a sticker.
- Write/stick your valentine’s name on the front to finish!
These pretty tissue-paper flowers look great in colourful bunches.
- Take ten sheets of tissue paper squares in the same/complementary colours.
- Concertina the stack of tissue paper, making around ten folds.
- Wrap the end of a green pipe cleaner around the centre of the concertina so it stays firmly in place.
- Round off the two ends of the concertina with scissors.
- Carefully open out each tissue paper layer and arrange them into a flower shape.
- If desired, twist and shape a smaller green pipe cleaner onto the stem to create a leaf.
Love heart paper chain
Perfect for hanging in the classroom, heart paper chains are fast, easy and fun to make.
- Cut 30cm x 3cm strips from the coloured paper of your choice – half red and half pink works well! The more strips you have, the longer your paper chain.
- Fold a strip in half then curl the two ends inwards to create a heart shape. Secure the two ends with a stapler, sticky tape or glue. Glu Dots are easy to use and give a neat result.
- Fold your next strip in half, and loop through the previous heart you made before curling and gluing. Remember to alternate colours if desired.
- Repeat step 3 until your paper chain is the desired length.
These cute pom-pom monsters are fun to play with or give to your valentine.
- Create your love bug’s pom-pom body in the colour of your choice:
- a/ Use a compass to draw a circle with a three-inch diameter onto a thin piece of cardboard. Draw a one-inch circle in the centre of each.
- b/ Carefully cut out to create two donut shapes, and stack together.
- c/ Thread red or pink wool onto a small knitting needle and start winding the wool around your donut. Keep going until there’s no hole in the middle, then snip your wool.
- d/ Cut in-between the two cardboard discs, so you split the wool in half.
- e/ Wrap a piece of wool in-between your cardboard discs, then knot so the centre is secured. Trim the wool.
- f/ Cut the cardboard discs away and fluff up your pom-pom, trimming where necessary.
- Cut a heart shape from coloured card to create love-bug feet. Glue your pom-pom on top.
- Stick googly eyes on your pom-pom.
- Create antennae by cutting and bending chenille stems into shape, and glue in place.