Valentine's Day is one of the few holidays that we do a themed art project at home. This is a direct result of the peer pressure to send in Valentine cards to school. Even though I like to look around the internet at others' fabulous crafting projects, in my home I much prefer simple arts & crafts in which my kids do most of the work! I love the handmade valentines Kiddo made.
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When Kiddo announced he wanted to make valentines for his class we simply gathered our various art supplies.
What you need:
- Squares of construction paper in various colors
- Heart shaped doilies or hearts cut from decorative paper
- Glitter glue
I did cut out the squares and hearts since I could tell my 5 year old would not be able to focus on repeatedly cutting out the same shapes. Kiddo then decorated them all by himself. He glued the hearts onto the squares and adorned them with glitter glue and stickers. In fact, I especially like how each valentine includes blobs of glitter glue.
They might not be featured on the pages of a beautiful crafting magazine, but they were simple, kid made and -- most importantly -- required minimal parental supervision.
For another, even easier Valentine card idea see our last minute handmade valentines. Another good alternative to store-bought cards is to print out a Valentine coloring page for all your preschool friends.
When you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day at home or in the classroom with a special project, this is the perfect resource: STEAM Kids Valentine's Day Projects!