Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas

I Dig You Valentine

This one would be great for little boys in particular!  Use blue or green hearts instead of pink or red if your little guy prefers.  We made a black shovel, but your kids might choose a brighter colour similar to the bright plastic sand shovels every child owns. 
You will need two colours of construction paper, glue, scissors, and a marker,crayon, or pencil crayon for this craft.

1. Make the scoop of your shovel - from black construction paper, cut a rectangle.  Trim the rectangle so that bottom edge is slightly wider than top edge.  Fold top and sides over to give your shovel some dimension.  To do this, fold the edges, snip the intersecting corner, and glue edges together. 
2. Make your shovel handle - cut a long thin rectangle from construction paper.  Fold it in half to make it appear thicker.  Fold the end of the rectangle over to glue to edge of shovel scoop
3.  Cut out a heart in the same colour as your shovel to make the top of your handle.  Glue heart in place
Frilly Fancy Heart Valentine Card

Make a Valentines Day card for kids
You will need cardstock or construction paper, one piece of facial tissue, scissors and glue for this craft
1. Cut a large heart shape from your cardstock or construction paper
2. Fold facial tissue in half and cut a small heart along fold line.  Glue to centre of large heart
3. Cut another heart shape around space where small heart was cut, and discard.  Then cut a third heart shape around the space, making it bigger than smallest heart but smaller than your large construction paper heart.  Glue onto card
4.  Make your frilly edge - tear strips of facial tissue.  This is easy to do by folding the tissue along it's natural fold line, and then tearing from fold towards open edges of tissue.  Once you have several strips, make a line of glue all around your large heart edge.  Place end of one tissue strip along glue line, and then push the rest of the tissue onto the glue line.  Continue pushing tissue strips onto glue, making a frilly edge.

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