Valentine’s Day is a week away! Did you know that every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives roughly 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet? Aside from Juliet, teachers receive the most Valentine’s day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and — last but not least — pets!
One of our favorite ways to welcome holidays is with holiday-themed crafts, which are a fun and creative way to bring the family together. So as we approach the day of love, here are five Valentine’s Day crafts you can do at home with your kids.
1. Paper heart garland
How adorable is this paper heart garland?
All this craft requires is some colored paper, thread, tape and scissors. Get the full instructions here!
2. Handprint heart cards
These handprint heart cards are the most personal and unique Valentine’s Day card, perfect for your children to give to their teacher, babysitter, grandparent or anyone else they love!
Get the full instructions at the Rosy ~ Posy blog.
3. Valentine’s Day heart suncatcher
This beautiful suncatcher is a great DIY activity even for young toddlers. The craft requires some red paper, clear contact paper, tissue paper squares, and some shiny embellishments like glitter or sequins. Get the full instructions here!
4. Tissue paper bouquet
If your child appreciates the traditional approach of offering their darling a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day, why not make it a handmade bouquet? Easier on the budget and so much fun to make, these beautiful bouquets are simple for even the tiniest of hands to create.
Find out how to make this tissue paper bouquet at Activity Village!
5. Valentine’s Day hats
How cute are these kiddos?
If you’ve got some paper plates and a pair of scissors at home, you can make these Valentine’s Day hats with your kids in no time! Get extra creative by decorating the plates with paint, crayons or markers before you cut them into hats. Visit Alpha Momfor the full instructions!