3 Easy DIY Crafts For Valentine’s Day Fun For The Family

Valentine's Day Fun kids crafts

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to bond with your kids than to make your own Valentine crafts. I love when the kids come home with crafts they’ve made in school and they are so proud to show them off! I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite Valentine’s Day fun crafts that I found around the web which my children have done in the past. Hopefully, you give one a try too.

Candy Heart Frame

Photo Credit: Happiness is Homemade

Photo Credit: Happiness is Homemade

This one is super easy, fun and delicious to do!! The kids will love applying the hearts to the frame and will feel a sense of accomplishment for making a craft that can be used to hold a precious memory such as a picture.

Materials needed are:

  • Sweetheart conversation candy
  • Hot glue gun/glue stick (or if you don’t have a hot glue gun crafting glue works also)
  • Wooden or cardboard picture frame (they can be found at Dollar Tree or any crafting store)
This activity is not only easy to make but you can also eat any leftover candy making cleaning afterward fast!!
For more info and step-by-step directions on how to make this super cute craft, head on over to Happiness is Homemade blog post!

Handprint Hearts

Now this one I love to make with younger kids!! My oldest is now 13 years old and I love to look back at some of her early childhood crafts she made using her little hands and feet!! These keepsakes are easy to make and will leave lasting memories.

Materials needed are:

  • Construction paper (variety color pack)
  • Washable paint
  • A plastic cover for your work area
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue
For information about how to make this craft, please hop on over to Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten post!
 

Beaded Name Heart Bracelet

Photo Credit: Fun-A-Day!

Photo Credit: Fun-A-Day!

Another one of my favorites is making cute heart bracelets. Kids find it enjoyable to make jewelry to wear and for other people to wear also. It’s another easy craft to make but I prefer making this product with older kids due to the small beads potentially being a choking hazard.
Materials needed:
  • Pipe cleaners (variety color pack is always fun)
  • Alphabet beads
  • Pony beads
This one is a favorite because every bracelet will look different depending on the crafter personal style. My kids personally love to make these to give out to family members and friends.
For information about how to make this craft, please hop on over to Fun-A-Day’s beaded name heart post
So if you’re opting to skip the stores this year for some family bonding over crafting those were just a few of the crafts you can make. Not only are they inexpensive crafts but its fun and a great way to spend time with those you love.
Happy Valentines Day and Happy Crafting!!
What are some ways you like to involve the kids on Valentine’s Day?

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9 Comments

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    Keeya Waldon
    February 11, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Great post Jessica! I will try this with my kids!
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      Jessica Hill
      February 11, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Yes definitely try them and let me know how the kids enjoyed them!!!

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    Veronica
    February 11, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    I like these ideas! Definitely going to try the hand painted hearts with my boys tomorrow!

    • Reply
      Jessica Hill
      February 11, 2016 at 10:43 PM

      Yes your boys will love getting their hands in paint!!

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    Shantae Pelt
    February 11, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Love this article ! All of them will be super fun ! We already have candy hearts so that will be first !

    Great post !

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      Christine St.Vil
      February 11, 2016 at 9:40 PM

      Right Shantae! That looks like so much fun so that is first on our list as well 🙂

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      Jessica Hill
      February 11, 2016 at 10:46 PM

      Thanks for reading and yes this is definitely high on my list also lol

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    Tomika Brown
    February 11, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Hi Jessica!!!! What a great read… I think my favorite is the handprint heart. I would love to do this with my 8 year old with one of my handprints and one of hers. My husband and I are going to try to go out the day before Valentine’s Day and spend the actual day with the family#familylove

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      Jessica Hill
      February 11, 2016 at 10:45 PM

      Oh that is an awesome idea!! I never thought of making one with my hand and theirs!! Thanks for reading and thanks for the great idea!! Have a fun family day!!

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