For children, Valentine’s Day is about showing love to friends, family, and the ones they care for and respect. Teachers, classmates, and neighbours may all be on your child’s Valentine’s Day gift list, so be ready to use one of the following craft activities as Valentine gifts that your child can make that will touch and delight.
A different take on the usually braided friendship bands, let your child create a bead bracelet to present to a friend; they’ll probably jump at the chance to use their favourite hobby as a Valentine’s gift. Take your child to an arts and crafts store and get beads, string, and other sparkly goodies, then stand back and let them have fun stringing together some original creations.
A pretty doily Valentine’s Day card
Your child will enjoy creating this classic, elegant-looking Valentine, and all without you breaking a sweat. You’ll need a doily (heart-shaped ones are best, though circular ones work as well), some card stock, glitter, and markers. Cut the doily into a heart shape if circular, then glue onto card stock. Let your child decorate the card with glitter (or stickers, and anything else they’d like to use), and then help write a message on the other side.
And here are two great Valentine’s Day crafts that will help your child celebrate this day in style!
For a fun, Valentine’s Day tiara, cut a strip of construction paper (about two inches wide) to go around your child’s head to make the headband, and staple it together in the back. Next, cut several hearts of different sizes and colours to glue onto the headband. Also use stickers, glitter, and markers to add the finishing touches to the crown. This simple creation will make any child feel like a prince or princess.
And lastly, for your child …
A special friendship box
Find an old shoebox or tin can, gather wrapping paper, coloured paper, glitter and stickers, and let your child decorate this box however they like. This box can serve as a “treasure chest” for cards, friendship notes, and other special “Valentine” items they receive. Years from now you and your child will want a memory of their childhood friends, so make sure to keep track of it after Valentine’s Day has come and gone.