Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Crafts For Kids

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.~Ivan Panin

Lina, one our long time readers and a friend shared these fun Valentine's ideas:

Note: If you don't have old cards you could always make hearts and things from colored paper or cut things out of magazines...the children love it.

Valentine Place mats: Gather up Valentines cards from past years. Glue onto light cardboard or construction paper in decorative fashion the size of a place-mat. Cover this collage with clear contact paper to seal the place mats. Be sure to have your child date and sign it. These make great gifts for grandparents.

Make simple heart shaped frames from cardboard and red/pink construction paper. Use the cardboard shape for the back and the construction paper for the front. Cut out a picture or drawing that can fit be put between both. (Choose a picture of your favorite sweetie or your children) Glue the edges when it's all together. Glue a magnet to the back for hanging on the refrigerator or a ribbon for hanging.

One of our forum moderators, Lizzy, shared this great idea:

We made a nice centrepiece for our Valentine's tea last year. We chose a plain pot and painted it red, added a large white bow to the outside and glued a heart in the knotted area of the bow. Then we put a piece of foam inside the pot and topped it with some crystal shredded paper/plastic. We stuck heart shaped lollipops (on sticks) in the foam. It was so cute - a pot of lollipops.

On OFL we have more frugal Valentine's Day tips:


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