Posts Tagged "valentine’s day"

Valentine’s Day Box Craft Ideas for Kids

Does your child still need to decorate their Valentine's Day card box for a school holiday party? If they're not sure where to start, check out these artsy ideas for crafty Valentine's creations. Pattern Play Create a pattern-covered box using stripes, polka dots or holiday-themed hearts. Cut a slit (for the cards) at the top of an old shoe box. Cover the box with white, pink or red paper. Leave space or cut a second hole for the slit. Use markers, crayons, or tempera paints to add a playful pattern in Valentine's colors. Add red and purple alternating stripes, dot...

Valentine’s Day Alphabet Heart Card Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt greeting. Instead of a store-bought card, your child can craft their own artsy version. This holiday activity is perfect for young preschoolers who are just beginning to explore art, build fine motor skills and learn about letters. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Safety scissors Crayons Letter stencils- if you don't want to buy letter stencils you can make your own (bubble letters) using scrap cardboard and scissors. How To Valentine's Card Art Steps Fold an 8x11-inch piece of white or light pink construction paper in half, book style. Help your child...

Heart-Shaped Berry Valentine’s Day Cookies Recipe

Do you need a last-minute treat for your child's Valentine's Day party? Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker or only have limit experience in food design. You can create cute sweetheart treats that everyone will enjoy—even if you're a novice baker. Check out the simple how-to steps needed to make easy-to-make heart-shaped cookies. Ingredients You'll Need Boxed sugar cookie mix- if you have a homemade recipe you prefer, you can use this instead Heart-shaped cookie cutters White frosting Strawberries and/or raspberries Red sprinkles or heart-shaped sprinkles How-To Cookie-Making Steps Prepare the mix according to the manufacturer's directions. This...

Felt Heart Valentine’s Day Box Craft for Kids

Does your child need a Valentine's Day box for their school's holiday party? If you're not sure where to start, we've got answers! Before the big day arrives, check out this easy to make heart-felt (or felt hearts) box idea. Art Materials You'll Need A shoe box- reuse a cardboard shoe box Craft felt- you'll need several sheets or 8x10-inch pieces of felt in Valentine's Day colors (such as red, pink and purple) and a few extra hues Scissors Clear-drying school glue How To Steps Cut a slit at the top of the box. This is where your child's friends...

Valentine’s Day Rose Crafts

Forget about a plain bouquet. Step up your Valentine's Day rose game with an artsy activity. These holiday crafts provide the perfect opportunity to keep your kiddo on a chilly winter day and celebrate the most loving of holidays. used the finished products as holiday party decorations or give them as gifts to friends and family members. Heart Wreath Draw a large heart onto a piece of scrap cardboard. Add a smaller heart inside. Cut the outer heart out. Poke a hole through the center of the board and cut the inner heart out to make a wreath shape. Squeeze...

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Recipes

Warm your heart (and your sweetie's too!) with a freshly brewed cup of Valentine's Day hot chocolate. With the winter weather still in full force, February is the perfect time for a toasty sweet treat. Instead of chocolate hearts or a box of candy, gift your kiddo, spouse, significant other or other sweetheart this marshmallow-spiked drink! Instead of the same hot chocolate everyone is used to, up your Valentine's Day game with these holiday-themed ideas. Strawberry Hot Chocolate Use the colors of the holiday to create a berry-filled hot chocolate drink. Instead of the brown chocolate color, use strawberry syrup...

Easy Valentine’s Day Party Decor

Do you need to decorate your home for an impromptu holiday party? Celebrate Valentine's Day with easy-to-make party décor. And bonus, your kids will get a kick out of these cute heart-themed crafts. Heart Garland Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to trace shapes on top red, pink, purple and white card stock paper. If you don't have a cookie cutter, draw a heart onto a piece of scrap carboard, cut it out and use it as a template. Cut the hearts out and punch one hole on each side. String the heart garland together with ribbon or yarn. If you're...

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Shortcakes

Do you need a quick, easy to make Valentine's Day treat for child's school holiday party or your own at-home bash? If you don't have the time, or the baking skills, to whip up your own from-scratch goodies, check out this super-simple heart-themed strawberry shortcake. Not only is this an easy recipe (that you can complete in less time than you think), but it's also fun for the kids to help cook. What You'll Need: Ready-made small-sized shortcake cups (these are available from most major grocery retailers) Whipped topping Strawberries Optional: Ready-made chocolate dipped strawberries How-To Strawberry Shortcake Steps Chop...

Valentine’s Day Faux Flower Heart Card Craft for Kids

Before you buy boxes of Valentine's Day cards, make your own! Don't worry if you aren't exactly a Martha Stewart-level crafter. These kid-friendly craft cards are easy for anyone and everyone to make. From your preschooler to your high schooler, your kids will kids a kick out of making these holiday greetings. Craft Supplies You'll Need Card stock paper (8x11-inch sheets) Scissors Red, pink and white tissue paper Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Red and pink glitter Markers or crayons How-To Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a heart on the front of the card. Cut or...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Activities for Kids

Celebrate with sparkles! If your kiddos love glitter (which they most likely do), then these Valentine's Day kids' art activities are perfect. Whether your little loves want to make heartfelt cards, decorate the house for the holiday or are just looking for a themed way to craft, check out these easy ideas. Glitter Heart Start with a plain piece of 8x10-inch card stock paper. Fold it in half. Your child can draw half a heart, starting at the center. Cut the shape out and open it completely. Paint the entire front of the heart with clear-drying school glue. Now it's...