8 Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day: A Melissa & Doug Blog Round-Up!

During the past few weeks on the Melissa & Doug blog, we’ve been sharing some creative crafts your kids can make to celebrate Valentine’s Day! These DIY projects can be used as simple activities, or as precious homemade gifts from the heart.  In case you missed any of our posts, here’s a quick round-up:

  1. DIY Bookmarks

Use colorful, heart-shaped beads to create one-of-a-kind bookmark gifts! Kids will enjoy threading the beads and picking out colors and patterns, while YOU will enjoy helping them create a gift that’s truly from the heart.

Create your own wooden beads bookmark

  1. Personalized Gift Wrap

No gift is complete without some pretty wrapping paper. Take some plain colored tissue paper, some stamps and voila! You’ll have a gift your child can really feel they’ve “make their mark” on.

Homemade tissue paper

  1. Recycled Hearts

Have old toilet paper or paper towel rolls you’ve been saving for some crafty inspiration? With a slight bend and some paint, you’ll create a quick and easy heart painting that your kids will LOVE making!

Heart Shaped Stamps

  1. Reverse Masking

Get your smocks ready, because this activity is a messy – and delightful – treat! Tape a message onto sturdy paper and use finger paints color around it.  Remove the paint to reveal a sweet message!

Finger painting photo 1

  1. Decorate-Your-Own Heart Boxes

For a great Valentine’s Day party activity, or even play date craft, gather a few Decorate Your Own Heart Box kits and let each individual personality shine! Take a few small sweet treats for inside the box, and you have a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift,  too (or keepsake for the child to put their littlest prized possessions in.)

Decorate Your Own heart boxes for Valentine's Day

  1. Scratch Art Valentines

These little tags are perfect adornments to a gift, or can contain a sweet Valentine’s Day message for loved ones! Simply cut in a heart shape and let you child scribble onto the special Scratch Art paper to reveal their own unique designs!

Arts and Crafts Project for Valentine's Day

  1. Classroom Bookmarks

Rather than purchasing a pack of Valentine’s for your child’s class, why not help them create unique ones instead? With some construction paper, Scratch Art bookmarks and a few other tools, you’ll have memorable Valentine cards (and keepsakes!) for the whole class – with a little personality as well!

Homemade Scratch Art Bookmark Valentines

  1. Clay Initial Hearts

With some air dry clay and letter stamps, your child can create an adorable Valentine ornament to family or friends, while practicing their letters too! For extra pizzazz, use some glitter glue and colorful ribbon! This is a truly easy activity, but one your child will really enjoy making.

 How to paint clay hearts

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