1. Heart In Hand
Trace your child’s hand on construction paper. Cut out & glue a heart in the middle. I made a card with each of the girls’ hands as a Valentine for Dad!
2. Beary-Cute Gummy Bear Valentine + Free Printable!
3. Make Your Own Valentine’s Play Dough
Mix 2 cups of cornstarch, 1.5 cups of hair conditioner & 5 to 10 drops of red food coloring. Mix everything together with your hands until dough forms.
4. Baby Footprint Art, Pitter Patter Print
This is a special “baby” craft that you can turn into a wonderful piece of art, thanks to Pitter Patter Print. Use your baby’s or toddler’s unique footprints and turn them into a work of art. This would make a wonderful gift for moms, fathers, and new parents and for all of our readers, you can use coupon code: CHIRP10 to save 10% off your entire order through Valentine’s Day!
5. Shrinky Dink Valentine Charms
Cut out shapes from Shrinky Dinks paper (Remember it will shrink down to a much smaller size!). For Valentine shapes, we used our heart punch to create heart-shaped charms. Decorate the paper using Sharpies. Punch a hole in the paper before placing in oven. Follow the directions that came with the Shrinky Dink paper to bake in an oven and have the “charms” shrink. Let cool and string on ribbon to create a necklace! These would make a great gift for grandmas, friends, and you could make a fun keychain for Daddy as well!
6. Conversation Heart Frames
Buy a plain wooden frame from the craft store (I found this one for a dollar at Michael’s.). Have the child paint the frame using craft paint. Use craft glue or a glue gun (with parental assistance) to adhere the heart candies to the frame. My boys had as much fun crafting as eating!
7. Cupcake Heart Banner
Cut a long piece of string or twine for desired length. Flatten mini-cupcake wrappers. Fold in half over the string and glue together. Continue until the banner is complete. What a fun and easy decoration that your children can help create!