Want a craft idea that will really make your valentine “glow?” Look no further! And don’t worry, you won’t have to spend lots of money to whip this craft up. In fact, just about everything you need can be found at your local dollar store or around your own home. This craft is budget savvy as well as sweet and perfect for the holiday! Interested? Read on and find out how easy this activity is! [Read more...]
What would Valentine’s Day be without hearts? Some folks just have a knack for drawing or cutting out the perfect heart, but others might find themselves slightly more challenged in this area! If you are one of those people who can’t snip out the perfect heart and using a template is more your style, take a peek at the free printable Valentine heart templates below! [Read more...]
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With the season for sweethearts approaching, you might be feeling crafty! If you are wanting to make your own Valentine’s this year, or even just some handmade home decor, finding free clip art graphics can really help your project take off. Luckily, part of the work has been taken out of the equation and some of the best free vintage Valentine’s Day clip art links have been dug up for you!
Check out the sites listed below offering free vintage inspired Valentine’s Day clip art, perfect for all of your crafting needs. You are sure to find something that works for you, and the best part, it won’t cost you a dime! Take a look!
Getting children excited about the holidays seems to be pretty simple. And because they are very visual little creatures, some type of countdown clock or calendar seems to really get them jazzed up! Just like you might do a countdown chain at Christmas, why not do a countdown craft for Valentine’s Day? This Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar is fun and inexpensive to make, and it gives kids a chance to keep an eye on and celebrate Valentine’s Day quick arrival!
When I was a kid, my favorite part of our class Valentine’s Party was weaving around the desks, dropping envelopes into all the Valentine’s Day Boxes. My box was usually covered in wadded up pink & red tissue paper with construction paper hearts glued here and there. While you can certainly get crafty with Valentine’s Day Boxes (see more Valentine Crafts) how about this fun alternative …
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This is a fun homemade Valentine idea Tori found on craftster.org! What a great way to tell that someone special in your life how much you love them and how special they are, perfect for Valentine’s Day! It’s so easy to take little things for granted, it’s so important to be intentional. Tori said that although this craft has proven to be a bit time consuming, it’s so worth it!
Tori found this fun and easy Valentine’s craft on Scrumdilly-do, that would be super fun to do with the kiddos. She simplified it just a bit from the original. I love this fun Valentine’s kids craft, it’s so cute. I think I may go to Hobby Lobby this week and buy a blank wrapped canvas for the kiddos to make a hand print tree. I want to start adding Morgan and Caleb’s artwork to their playroom, this would be a great craft for us to do together.
You will need:
- Pink paint
- Red paint
- Brown paint
- Paint brush
Step 1: Use the paintbrush to paint the trunk first.
Step 2: Dip your thumbs in the paint, and use 2 thumb prints to create the shape of a heart. Repeat this step until you have enough “leaves” on the tree! Depending on the ages of your children, your “leaves” could be all different sizes. Even better mom, roll up your sleeves stick your fingers in the paint and add some big heart “leaves”. You’ll enjoy creating a masterpiece of memories with your little ones.
Thanks to our friend Tori Vest, self-professed Pinterest-lover for this guest post. She’s a super savvy crafting girl, we think she did a fabulous job on this DIY project!
There is no better time to tell someone we love them than at Valentine’s Day! This holiday, why not use sign language and some simple paper and scissors to create a Valentine’s Day sign language card to give someone you love?
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to talk to children about how they can show our love for others. Children know that people communicate love in many ways, but mainly by telling someone else “I love you” verbally. So what happens when someone is unable to verbally communicate how they feel? Sign language can be a new and foreign concept to children if they do not know someone who is hearing impaired. However there is no better time like the present to teach children that sign language is just another form of communication and way to say I love you!
One of the most recognized signs in American Sign Language is the sign for “I love you.” To create this sign, the middle and ring finger are bent into the palm, while the index and pinkie finger remain open and straight. The thumb stays out in its normal place as this sign is made, and the final result is the sign for “I love you.”
This Valentine’s Day, why not celebrate this other form of communication with a sign language greeting card? A sign language greeting card allows for you to have the conversation about sign language and signs with your child, all while creating a card to give someone they love in the process! The supplies are simple to gather and only cost pennies, and this card only takes minutes to assemble. Here is how you can make your own!
- Colorful Construction paper
- Pens or pencils
- Start by tracing your child’s hand onto a piece of construction paper. They love this and how much it tickles their skin.
- Have them carefully cut the hand design out.
- Bend the ring and middle finger forward on the cut out.
- Take a separate piece of paper and fold in half to create a card.
- Glue your cut out hand onto the front of the card, being careful to keep glue off of the fingers that are suppose to remain bent forward.
- Allow your child to use the markers and pens to create a personal greeting in their Sign Language Valentine’s Day card! They can even write “This means I love you,” on the card.
That’s it! When you are finished you will have a three dimensional sign language embellished Valentine’s Day card ready for gift giving! Not only will you have this finished project, but you will also have enjoyed some valuable conversation time with your child about the different ways people communicate and how sign language plays an important role in the lives of many people!
So gather the kids around and enjoy this wonderful learning time with them, then create your own sign language Valentine’s Day cards!