close
no thumb

Now that January is behind us, another holiday is fast approaching.  I have always loved Valentines Day.  It’s a great day to take a moment to think of the special people in our lives – not just spouses but those friends and family who are near & dear to our hearts.  For kids, it’s also a great excuse for some great crafts and chocolates!

Perusing the net for some simple, valentines-themed crafts, I was pleasantly surprised to find so many fantastic ideas that even young kids can make!  Here are 5 of my favourite:

Paper Love Bugs

I love crafts that use toilet paper rolls!  Uses some simple craft tools that most of us already have (I may just have to pick up some pipe cleaners).
I love crafts that use toilet paper rolls! Uses some simple craft tools that most of us already have (I may just have to pick up some pipe cleaners).

Get the instructions on Kaboose Crafts

 

Mix & Match Votives

What I love most about these is the fact that you can pull out your bag of scraps you've been holding onto just in case!  Also a great way to use the artwork you may have decided not to save (and was making it's way to the recycle bin after they go to bed). lol
What I love most about these is the fact that you can pull out your bag of scraps you’ve been holding onto just in case you found a craft to use them! Also a great way to use the artwork you may have decided not to save (and was making it’s way to the recycle bin after they go to bed). lol

Find the instructions at RealSimple.com

 

Sweetheart Satchets

At first glance these seem complicated but reading the instructions, you will see just how incredibly easy and fantastic these are!  I love the idea of adding scents.  Would make the perfect gift to give the teacher or to attach to the top of a store bought gift.
At first glance these seem complicated but reading the instructions, you will see just how incredibly easy and fantastic these are! I love the idea of adding scents. Would make the perfect gift to give the teacher or to attach to the top of a store bought gift.

Instructions for these adorable satchets can be found at WhatToExpect.com

 

Sign Language Valentine

So simple yet absolutely adorable.  These I Love You sign language valentines are also a great opportunity to teach your kids some simple signs.  Plus if you are one who loves hand-prints of your kids, here's another to add to your "keep" box.
So simple yet absolutely adorable. These I Love You sign language valentines are also a great opportunity to teach your kids some simple signs. Plus if you are one who loves hand-prints of your kids, here’s another to add to your “keep” box.

Found this cute craft over at ApartmentTherapy.com

 

Blooming Heart Lollipops

A great project to decorate treats to attach to the valentines your child is bringing to school.
A great project to decorate treats to attach to the valentines your child is bringing to school.

This easy craft was found over at Pottery Barn

 

I think the kids and I are going to be very busy over the next couple of weeks!

sig

 

 

 

GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK

Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.