Valentine’s Day Art


Scented Valentine’s Day Heart Card

Materials needed:

8 1/2″ x 11″ red construction paper

scissors

strawberry or cherry Jello

glue

1 piece of white construction paper

tempra or washable paint

Directions:

Cut a large heart out of red paper

cut a slightly smaller heart out of while construction paper dip your child’s hands in paint and press onto white paper before letting it dry, sprinkle some jello to “scent” the card Glue dry white paper to red paper and fold down the middle write a poem or happy Valentine’s Day on outside of card

Kids love doing this and teachers, caregivers this is a very easy craft


Sweeter than Candy Frames!

purchase small boxes of conversation hearts and remove all the candies. glue inside the heart plastic window a picture of each child and then attach a magnet on the back of the box… glue the candy hearts along the edges and its a sweet reminder to every parent that their child loves them! great for younger children!


valentine sweethearts

you’ll need:

sweetheart (conversation hearts) box (1 per child) photo of each child magnetic tape(opt)

we make these every year with all of our classes. we take pictures of each child in front of a valentine background (decorated butcher paper). after you pour out the candy hearts, tape the child’s picture in the “frame”. we usually make magnets out of these. very easy and very cute!


*Valentine tot, take two small pieces of poster board punch holes along both sides and bottom of poster board.

With yarn let children sew the two pieces of poster board together. Allow children to decorate both sides of tot with glitter, sponge painting, stickers, markers or what ever they want. After the tot has dried take a piece of yarn about two inches long, loop it and staple the ends to the inside of the tot. On the other side take a brad hook and push it through the poster board. To keep it closed the children can loop the yarn to the brad. This is a great way for the children to carry their Valentines home.


Valentine Candy Necklaces

You will need some red or pink saran wrap, red ribbon and a bag of conversation hearts. Cut saran wrap into about 18inch x 3 inch pieces. Put a conversation heart every couple inches down the strip of Saran wrap… then fold wrap over covering the candy ..before and after each candy heart… tie a bow using the ribbon. This keeps the conversation hearts in little sealed sections and makes the cutest valentine necklace! Adults like them too!

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