Start your own love story, by sitting down at the craft table with a child. My 4-year-old son and I spent the afternoon with his grandmother this week making a variety of Valentine's Day crafts.
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Here are the activities we did:
1. Door hanger from Toddler Toddler
Supplies needed: Piece of cardboard or other stiff material, foam heart stickers, yarn/ribbon/tulle. I made a mistake at the craft store and bought foam hearts that weren't stickers, so we glued those ones on. It worked well, but was a bit messier than if I'd only bought stickers.
2. Crayon hearts from Martha Stewart
Supplies needed: Wax paper, crayons, a pencil sharpener, newspaper/kraft paper, iron, thread. Put crayon shavings on the waxed paper, fold in half, iron, and then cut out the shapes and hang them in a window.
3. Handprint cards from the Fun Handprint Art blog
Supplies needed: blank cards, construction paper, paint and glue or glue sticks. We haven't done this one yet, but we're planning to tackle it this week. I'm expecting delightful messes on my 4-year-old's hands, and maybe even the baby's feet, to make heart shapes on the paper before adding our own Valentine messages for family and special friends.