Valentine’s Day Art


The best Valentine mailbox we have found is to cover cereal boxes with construction paper. Cut off top flaps. Have the kids decorate with stickers, lace, ribbon etc. Attach strings to make a backpack.

It is easy for kids to deliver their valentines and we have had students wear their backpacks for weeks after the holiday


Take 3 construction paper hearts (large size) have each child decorate all three differently with sequins, paint, stickers, etc.

Staple all three together at sides to make a hanging basket.. Poke holes and hang up.. Such fun too!


Cut out big hearts out of construction paper. Put all the hearts at your parents sign in sheet or where the parents can find them. Have the parents decorate the hearts or write poems on them. Make a Valentine box so the parents can drop them off and on Valentines day deliver the Valentines to each child. My kids and my parents loved this idea.


A great way to decorate your room for Valentine’s Day is to blow up a balloon for each child in your class. (Make sure this activity is appropriate for your age group) I had two children doing this activity at a time. You give the two children the blown up balloon. I gave them white, purple and red paint to use. They painted the balloons and when they were done we sprinkled red and white glitter on them. The children had a blast and the room looked great! It’s also a good fine motor activity


Ahead of time I prepared a dotted outline of a flower pot for the children to trace and color in. Then I purchased a stalk of celery. I then cut off the bottom portion of the celery and placed a rubber band around the stalk of celery to keep it together. If you look at where you cut the celery you will see a rose pattern. We then dip the cut end of the celery into red or pink paint and placed it above the dotted flower pot and there is a rose for mom. Have the children add a stem to complete the project.

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