Last year, I asked my readers what some of their favorite Valentine’s activities were with children and I had so much fun reading them. Here are my favorite frugal Valentine’s crafts:
I found these creations online made by Heather – these are amazing and so cute for kids. All you really need are pieces of felt and a little bit of hand-sewing talent (although you could use a machine). Perfect addition for a tea party! Click on the link (title above) to see Heather’s creation.
Homemade Heart Crayons –
Sarah said, “All year long we save broken crayons and then at Valentine’s day we melt them down and pour them in a mold I got at Target years ago (it’s made of that flexible “plastic” that can go in the oven). It makes little heart shaped crayons – we like to make them swirled colors.”
What a great way to recycle broken crayons!
Valentine Treasure Hunt –
NCFriend said, “I make up clues on heart-shaped paper for a treasure hunt. This leads all around the house and ends at an inexpensive surprise that the kids will enjoy. They mostly love the “thrill of the hunt”.”
Homemade Playdough –
Kate said, “This Valentine’s Day we are going to do something different! Jack (5 years old)and Caroline (4 years old) are going to give each of their friends a bag of homemade play doh! It is so easy to make and I have all the ingredients in my pantry already–so there is no cost to this fun project and gift!
Here is the recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
Mix all ingredients (add food coloring last). Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan, let cool slightly, and knead until blended and smooth. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. We will dye the play doh red for the occasion and place in ziploc baggies with lots of curly red and pink ribbon!! The kids love it and the Mom’s love it because it is not candy :)”
Hide & Seek –
DebiJot said, “While I make a Valentine’s Day Breakfast the kids scatter and make secret valentines for everyone and hide them. The squeals of delight as we try to find them is worth it.”
Wake-up Balloon –
One reader (talking about her daughter) said, “Recently, we have been getting her a big heart shaped balloon and tying it to the end of her bed while she is asleep on Feb. 13th. She wakes up w/a smile!”
Tree of Love –
This is a great project I found thanks to Sprout (great website for children and parents). Cut many different colored hearts out of construction paper and paste them onto a construction paper tree. It’s so cute……click on the link (title above)to see a photo of the finished project.
Join in the fun……what are your favorite frugal Valentine crafts to do with kids?
(clip art provided by my blogging buddy and talented artist, Tricia-Rennea)