Fun & Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids
With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, many teachers will be on the look out for crafts their students can make to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately for teachers, holidays can also mean room parties, unfocused students, and the pressure to send cute and creative gifts home with students. Trying to find crafts that are simple and inexpensive can be difficult. Teachers don't want to spend a lot of their own money buying supplies to make gifts and they also don't want project ideas that are too complicated or stressful to make. The following are some ideas for easy, and cheap, gifts that both students and families are sure to enjoy!
This is a popular craft that has been around for awhile. It involves melting crayons together inside a heart shaped mold. The melted crayons become one multicolored crayon. It's also a great way to get rid of those little crayon pieces that end up all over your crayon box.
Love Blossom Trees
A cute craft that uses a child's forearm, hand, and fingers to print or stamp a 'love blossom tree'.
Using a child's photo and a piece of candy, create a Valentine's card for a loved one. This one may take a little more effort depending on how tech-savvy you are.
A fun use of food and paint that will create a cute card.
A 3-D card created by using two hand prints and accordion-style folding.
A loving message is written in the outline of a heart around a child's hand prints. A fun and different way to personalize a Valentine's card that would also look good framed.
This is a great picture frame idea that kids will have a lot of fun making themselves. Kids can take a lot of ownership in the making of this craft with all the different choices they can make during the crafting process.
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About Hannah T
I am a 2010 graduate with a degree and certification in Elementary Ed., and I have worked with students from birth to junior high. I believe that one of the most important qualities to surviving a teaching career is a sense of humor. I also strongly feel that students are most successful when they are active and hands-on learners. My Mom was a Special Ed. teacher for almost 30 years, and my Dad was an English major, so I enjoy bouncing blog ideas off the two of them. This usually results in an exchange of great stories with my Mom, and a correction in my writing from my Dad. When they're not available, the job falls to my rescue dog, Coozie.