Kids love to create crafts for any occasion. Valentine's Day is a popular time for making crafts, with hearts abounding. This is a guide about Valentine's Day crafts for kids.
I am the room mom for my son's 3rd grade class. I am in charge of the Valentine's Day party. PTO gives money to throw the party and they provide the drinks. They request we do a craft, game, and snack. My question is, "is there a craft 3rd grade boys will enjoy doing for Valentines Day?" Please help.
By Kacy from IN
Try making doorknob hangers with very silly, "boy-type" messages, or even bookmarks. Or make covers for small, snack-size or full-size candy bars. These have always worked in the past for me.
How about gluing craft sticks (Popsicle sticks) together to make a mailbox or just a regular box for the kids to put their Valentine's Day cards in? Or you could have them make one out of construction paper. Another idea is to have them make some sort of airplane to "deliver" the Valentine's Day cards. I'll keep thinking and let you know if I come up with anything else. These are just off the top of my head. Good luck!
We always make scrapbooks for the kids to put their valentines in. Staple down the side of construction or cardstock paper with 3-4 pages copy paper in between. We have the kids put the valentines in using stickers or tape. I usually make a cover page for kids to color saying "My 3rd grade friends" with a picture. When my kids got older I made the cover sheet look like the trendy tatoos. I also had music on. If the kids get too rowdy we do a freeze dance. just stop the music and have the kids freeze. You could even vote for the craziest pose. Have fun!
Use paper plates, various types of paper, and a scrap piece of ribbon to create cute holders for Valentine's Day cards. A quick, easy and inexpensive craft for kids.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
This is a great craft where you can recycle and get the children involved also. Kids love to create and they will be proud to give grandparents or even a teacher this card!
Approximate Time: approx. 2 hrs.
By Mary from FL
Use bandaids and have the kids write on the bandaids with marker.
By Coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
I have a two year old that loved this project. It's a new spin on an idea that I saw on Family Fun.com.
I cut Valentine pictures out of the local store ads and glued them on plain white cardboard. I then cut around the picture, leaving a 1/4 inch around it. I had some free stickers that came in the mail that my son put on red construction paper. Then I cut around them as well. I also had large pieces of Valentine confetti.
I hung up a sheet of clear laminate on my refrigerator using regular tape. If you decide to use your wall, use painter's tape. I then let him touch the clear laminate and showed him that his pictures would stick and come off. He then proceeded to put the pictures on it and made a great collage.
I plan on doing this for St. Patrick's Day and Easter. If you wish to preserve it, just put another piece of laminate over the picture. You can find a big roll of this where shelf liner is sold. I know older kids can select, cut, and glue the pictures.
As I'm typing this, my son is still rearranging the pictures.
By Heather from Sebring, FL
I am looking for a simple valentine craft to do with my 7 year old 2nd graders. Anyone have any good fast and easy ideas? Thanks for the input.
Helga from Andover
One year for my son's teachers we made homeade valentines. I cut out a heart shape in the middle of a construction paper card (folded into fourths) on one side. Had my son use a crayon sharpener with crayons in reds, pinks and purples to get shavings onto wax paper, then folded it and ironed on low the wax paper until the shavings melted. We then taped the stained glass looking wax paper into the heart shape on the card.
go to http://www.familyfun.com or look for a family fun magazine on newstands...I get all my ideas for girl scouts, etc...it's a great, simply resource...
I saw an adorable heart wreath with hearts glued or taped together making a circle; each heart had the initial of each child in the class. I am sure this is not one of the simplest crafts, since it involves so many hearts, but I still have the one my child did when was younger and now she is almost a teenager...<3
You can make little books and have the kids paste a picture from a magazine about things they love.
One of the cutest crafts I ever received was about Easter, but it was a handmade book, and it had each child telling what the holiday meant to them. When the children couldn't write the teacher wrote what they said. It was so cute, I still have it.
You could have the kids make valentines for soldiers overseas.
I also would always take those little boxes that held those little drinks that you poke a straw though, and tape them shut, and cut a hole in the top of one of the long sides. Then I would make a handle. Then we could cover the box with paper and color it and put stickers on and glitter glue. I would tape pennies on it sometimes...and then the kids would have a fun valentines box to keep ther little valentines in.