Valentine Craft Projects!
Whether you are planning a Valentine's party for home
or a classroom, or just want to make something special with the ones you
love - try these free Valentine Crafts Ideas!
Lollipop Valentine Card
These lollipop Valentine cards are very simple to create - even young
children can make these sweet Valentines.
Pieces of construction paper
(red, pink, purple, green)
Regular or heart-shaped lollipops
Optional: A printer (if you want to use heart templates)
Cut out some red, pink or purple hearts - they should be a little bigger
than the lollipops you have. Using green construction paper, cut out some
If you'd like, use a heart template page and print it out to help you draw
Write a message on one side of each heart.
Glue or tape a lollipop onto the blank side of each heart.
Tape one or more leaves onto the stem of each lollipop.
You now have sweet Valentine cards for all your friends.
Pop-up Heart Garden
Make a beautiful heart pop-up card using construction paper. This is a great
Valentine's Day Card.
Various colors of construction
Markers or crayons
Fold two rectangular pieces of construction paper in half. One piece will be
the outside of the card and one piece will be the inside.
On the piece that will be the inside, cut two short lines near the middle of
Fold the two outside flaps that you just made (but do not fold the middle
flap). Unfold the flaps.
Open the card.
Push the two flaps towards the inside of the card - they will form 2
Refold the card. Cut two short lines through the folded flaps on the sides.
Fold the outside flaps that you just made. Unfold the flaps.
Open the card. Push the two flaps towards the inside of the card - they will
form 4 step-like protuberances.
Cut some small hearts, stems and leaves from construction paper. Decorate
them with crayons or markers if you like.
Glue the stems, leaves, and hearts to the flaps. Make sure that the hearts
do not stick out of the card when the card is closed.
Glue the card to the other piece of folded construction paper. To make sure
that you do not glue the flaps down, apply the glue only to the inside of
the card and then carefully place it on the outer card.
Write a message on your lovely heart garden pop-up card for Valentine's Day.
The candy rose can be made by most children (and adults!)
and can be given alone along with a handwritten card or tied together with
curling ribbon to make a beautiful bouquet that anyone would love!
Supplies needed per Candy Rose:
Two Hershey Kisses
25 inches of floral tape
Red or pink cellophane wrap (cut 4 1/2 inch squares)
Artificial stem or 18 gauge stem wire (cut a 6 inch piece)
Leaf - Use an artificial or green hard candy or use green
cellophane wrap (4 1/2 inch square)
Red or white ribbon
Hold two Hershey kisses flat sides together.
Place both in the center of the square cellophane wrap. Gather all four
corners together and twist at the tip of the bottom kiss.
Lay the stem next to the twisted excess
cellophane. Stretching floral tape tightly begin wrapping the floral tape
around the stem and cellophane just under the kisses. Wrap about 1 inch in
length down the stem.
Add artificial or candy or cellophane leaf and
wrap floral tape for about 1/2 inch to attach leaf.
If you wanted to you could add a second leaf
per stem in the same manner.
Continue wrapping the floral tape down the
stem, overlapping it and pulling it tight until you reach the bottom. Cut
any excess floral tap and wrap end onto the stem.
If you are planning on placing these in a
flower pot, leave about 1/2 in of wire showing on the bottom of stem, so it
can be inserted into the foam.
Tie bow from the ribbon just beneath the leaf
of a single stem candy rose, or make several and bunch them together and tie
with a ribbon.
To fill a flower pot full of your candy hearts
(using foam in the bottom), make additional cellophane leafs for filler, by
taking the square and pinching opposite sides together, wrapping a 20 gauge
wire (4 inch piece) around the center and twisting it. Stick the leaves into
the foam to fill spaces around your roses.
Valentine's Day Wreaths:
pink and red construction paper
red, white and pink ribbons
Cut small hearts out of red and pink paper as many as required.
Cut the middle portion of a paper plate.
Glue the heart to the remaining edges.
Paste red ribbon bows to complete the look
Puzzle Piece Pin
Jigsaw puzzle pieces
spray paint or acrylic paint
(red, purple, pink)
Craft Glue or glue gun
Pin Backing -craft store
Lay the puzzle pieces on some newspaper before painting. Spray paint according
to the instructions on the can ( Mom or Dad's job!). If you are only making a
few, you can hand paint the pieces with acrylic craft paint. Then use a paint
pen or a very fine brush to write your message. Let the pieces dry.
You may choose to seal the pins with clear spray on acrylic, but it is not
necessary. Then using craft glue or a glue gun, attach your pin back to the back
of the puzzle piece.
Option: Use a self sticking magnetic tape to make a
refrigerator magnet instead
Make Valentine's Day Pins
What You Need:
Plaster of Paris
Measuring cup with a pour spout
Plastic heart shaped candy mold
Clear spray paint
Follow the instructions on the back of the plaster of
Paris carton and prepare a small portion at a time.
Pour the mixture into the heart-shaped candy mold but
do not over fill.
As soon as you fill one heart, place a pin back into
the plaster of Paris. Hold until it stands freely.
Let dry overnight. Pop out the pins when dry and let
your children paint them. When the paint is dry, an adult can spray a glossy
clear paint on the pin to finish.
Valentine's Day Photo Frame:
red or pink paper
Use a photograph of you and a loved one (best friends, Mom and
daughter, etc). Cut into heart shape.
Cur out a heart from cardboard (a bit bigger than the photograph).
Cut out a heart outline from red paper to match the size of the
Glue the edges of the heart outline to the cardboard.
Slide in the photo, after the glue has dried.
Decorate the outline of the heart with glitter and sequins.
Valentine Hug Box
1 shoe box with lid
Paint, markers, crayons, stickers, ribbons, fabrics, heart stencils, etc
Plastic wrap - to line the box and wrap the cookies
Paper- to make thel valentine that will be attached to the box
Decorate the box with your Valentine themed decorations (you could even use
pictures from magazines, or words using stencils)
A simple card can be made from drawing paper.
Make the cookies and decorate (see below). Place in the shoebox after they
are securely wrapped up in plastic wrap.
Sugar Heart Shaped Cookies
4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 pound ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Note: You can add red food coloring to make red/pink colored cookies.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
Use an electric mixer to cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.
Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Stir in
vanilla. Wrap dough in plastic; chill for about 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch
thickness. Cut into heart shapes. transfer cookies onto ungreased baking
sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges of cookies just start to brown.
Cool on wire racks; decorate as desired
Make Your Own Valentines
Have a table set up for the kids to make their own valentines. Include lots
of pink and red paper, doilies, markers, glitter, small heart shaped
candies, stickers, and lace.
Pencil Mice Heart Valentines
Heavy construction paper
Black Marker or Pen
From red, pink or purple paper, cut out several hearts approximately 4
inches across. On each, draw a nose and eyes. Punch four holes above the
mouse's nose. Thread a short length of pipe cleaner through the top two
holes and another through the bottom two.
Lastly, slip a pencil down behind the whiskers, from the backside of the
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