Valentine's Day crafts are a great way to get kids out of the post-Christmas doldrums when it's cold and grey in January.
But when you're planning kids crafts for a big celebration like Valentine's Day it's easy to think you've got to be wildly original ... cue stressed mummy and child!
So my plan this year for Valentine's Day crafts for my daughter and the kids on our street is all about giving old faves a new twist ...
... and I am loving the ideas below that are all super fun Valentine's Day ideas based on crafts like play dough, salt dough, potato prints, button and marble painting that all kids know and love.
My only concession to these super simple Valentine's Day crafts is a heart shaped wreath that in a moment of
Hmmm ... that'll be one stressed mummy-daughter crafting session before Valentine's Day ;-)
Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Some heart cutting with sparkly Valentine's playdough - Nurture Store
Raspberry Jelly Valentine's Playdough - Imagination Tree which again needs nothing more than cutters, pink glitter and some sparkly "jewels"
Valentine Salt Dough Garland - Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Rolling ball painted hearts from Princesses, Pies & Pre-school Pizzazz.
We love rolling ball painting and I like the idea of getting the paintings printed on small canvases - e.g. with Easy Canvas Prints or Canvas on Demand - as cute Valentine's Day gifts.
Stained Glass Hearts - My Little 3 And Me
Salt Dough Heart Necklaces - Amazing Mae
Valentine Sensory Bin Treasures - Princesses, Pies and Pre-School Pizzazz
Valentine Sensory Bin - Baby Giveaways Galore
Valentine's Day Votive Candle Holders - Happy Hooligans
Pom Pom Hearts - Baby Giveaways Galore
Melted Crayon Hearts - Princesses, Pies & Pre-school Pizzazz
Valentine Button Heart - Hands On As We Grow
Valentine Stick Dolls - This Fine Day
This Valentine's Day Necklace from Jewels of Sayuri isn't a kid's craft but I love the idea and think it could be easily adapted to something that was enjoyable even for small children.
If your button supply is looking a bit depleted you can buy small bags of vintage buttons very cheaply.
Valentine's Day Heart Wreath - No Time for Flash Cards
Edible Finger Paint Pictures - Mini Piccolini
Valentine Potato Prints - Usual Mayhem
It can be hard to get boys engaged in Valentine's Day but you might win them over with these Cupids Arrows from Craftaholics ....
Or if nothing else get them to select a photo for these fab rocket and superhero cards ...
But if it gets to the point where you've run out of time to make Valentines cards with the kids and everyone else is sending them do check out the really fabulous kid friendly selections at Tiny Prints and Minted ...
And if you're a busy, not so crafty mom who struggles to find time to plan crafts and make sure you've got all the materials you need, do check out Kiwi Crate who will send you a monthly crate of craft ideas with all the materials you need - how good is that!
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