Hazel is really into crafting lately, she loves to paint pictures, glue crazy eyes onto paper, and she really enjoyed this Valentine’s Day craft. She especially loved that we got to make something for someone else -she and I have the same love language in that way I guess. This craft is really easy to do, but is fun and helps kids develop fine motor skills while also getting them thinking about giving to others. During the activity, Hazel and I talked about each cousin and what we thought they would like for Valentine’s Day. We talked about which candy would be for who, and we even wrote names on the lolly pop cards for each person. Hazel was so willing to help decorate the bags and put all the candy in, I think this kid’s craft was a success.
Materials will need:
Pink, White, and Red Pom-poms
Sticker hearts that have Valentine sayings
Food items you will need:
It’s not rocket science really, all you do is have your little one stick the hearts and pom-poms on the bags. No particular order, no real pattern to follow, just your little one getting creative. If they need help with gluing–Hazel caught on rather quick–you can just dab the glue on the bag for them and they can put the hearts or pom-poms on for themselves.
Most of these items were purchased at the Dollar Tree so it makes for a super easy and fun craft. If you end up having extra stickers you can save them for another day and another craft, or you could put the stickers on some little oranges like we did in the picture below. Super easy, super cute Valentine’s Day craft and activity that will keep your little ones busy for a little bit.
When I sat down to help Hazel decorate the bags I would say positive things about what she was doing. Something you might think to say could include: wow, you’re doing a great job! oh, I think they are really going to like your work. or that turned out great! The more you talk to your children the more they will learn, especially when the words you are saying are positive and uplifting. If they accidentally make a mistake (which is really hard to do with this craft) just kindly fix the problem, say: oh that’s okay, or no worries, we can fix that! You want your child to love crafting and being creative, so it’s always important to make sure you are using positive words no matter what.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or a picture of your creation, feel free to comment or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I love getting feedback and hearing how you all get creative with your kids.
Happy Valentine’s Day crafting!