Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

There are so many great crafts that you can make with your kids for Valentine’s Day! Today, I want to share some that are easy and fun!

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I hope your family can enjoy these super cute and fun projects! I love them all and it would be super hard to pick a favorite! Which one do you plan on trying first? Let me know!

Snowman Hat

Snowman Hat

I know the first day of winter isn’t officially here yet, but our weather has recently decided that winter is happening. We haven’t got enough snow yet to make a snowman, but we brought the winter fun indoors with this fun snowman hat craft! This can be done at home or in a classroom!

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Materials Used

White Construction Paper

Black Construction Paper

Orange Construction Paper

A Paper Towel Roll

Glue

Scissors

Tape Or A Stapler

I started by cutting thick strips from the white construction paper and taping them together in a circle that was just slightly bigger than my daughter’s head. While I did that, I drew a large circle onto another piece of white construction paper and had my daughter cut it out. If your child is too young to use scissors or if you need to save time in a classroom setting, you can cut the circle out ahead of time!

Next, I drew a triangle on the orange paper for my daughter to cut out. After that, I helped her cut out two big circles and several little circles from the black paper. Next, we worked together to cut out a long rectangle and a square from black construction paper.

After the cutting was done, my daughter got to work gluing together her snowman face.

To finish our cute little snowman hat, I used tape to attach the snowman to the paper band. To help it stand up better, I cut a strip from a paper towel roll and taped it under the snowman.

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing up a book with a craft! Here are a few suggestions.

Easy Felt Crafts The Whole Family Will Enjoy

Easy Felt Crafts The Whole Family Will Enjoy

Felt is such a wonderful fabric for small children to craft with! Today, we want to share a list of easy felt projects that children can do with just a little help!

No-sew Monster Banner

Cute Felt Angel

DIY Space Rocket Pencil Toppers

DIY No-sew Felt Name Pennant

Flower Pencil Toppers

Tweety Felt Bird DIY Bookmarks

We help this list can inspire you to break out the felt and get craft with your little ones! If you like the list, please share it with a friend!

Paper Sandcastle Craft

Paper Sandcastle Craft

This week, we have decided to bring a day at the beach home with some fun activities and crafts! Yesterday, we built a “sandcastle”. This craft is extremely easy and only takes a few materials!

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Materials Used

Construction Paper (White and Brown)

Scissors

Glue

A Crayon or Marker

To start, I drew several sandcastle “parts” for my preschooler to cut out. If you are doing this craft with a younger child, you can do the cutting. If you are doing this craft with an older child, you can let them draw the sandcastle themselves and have them cut it out afterwards.

After the cutting was done, we drew a door and windows. Next, my daughter glued the castle together. I let her put the pieces on the paper however she wanted them.

When your little one is done, you will have a one of the kind sandcastle that you don’t have to worry about washing away!

Little learners enjoy pairing a book with a craft or activity! Here are a few suggestions.

Paper Plate Umbrella Art

Paper Plate Umbrella Art

Recently, we’ve had a lot of rain! I know the saying is “April showers bring May flowers”, but this way it is more like “May showers make for long hours”. To pass the time, we made this fun rain inspired craft!

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Materials Used

White Construction Paper

Decorative Paper

Black Construction Paper

A Paper Plate

Glue

Scissors

Crayons

The prep work for this craft will only take a minute! I cut the paper plate in half and then cut out raindrops from the decorative paper. To finish getting ready, I cut a thick J shape from the black construction paper.

Next, I gave my daughter crayons so she could color the paper plate.

After she was done coloring, I helped her glue the J shape on paper. Next, we glued on the paper plate.

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To finish this easy art project, I had my daughter put glue all over the white paper and then glue on the raindrops.

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing a craft or learning activity with a book! Here are a few suggestions.

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Painted Easter Bunny

Painted Easter Bunny

I love this bunny craft we made today! It was so much fun to watch my daughter scrape the paint off of the paper and create a unique work of art. This wonderful art project is perfect for preschoolers, but older children will also love this painting technique.

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Materials Used

White Paper

Something To Draw With

Scissors

Paint

A Plastic Knife or Some Other Flat Tool

I started by drawing a bunny shape on the white paper.

Next, I had my daughter cut it out.

After the bunny shape was cut out, I helped my little one squirt paint onto it. This got messy! This is not a craft that will have a quick clean up. You’ve been warned!

After all the paint was on, I had my daughter use a playdough knife to scrape the extra paint off of the bunny.

The finished product is a unique piece of art!

Book Suggestions

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Torn Tissue Paper Heart

Torn Tissue Paper Heart

This craft is a great way for kids to have some Valentine’s Day themed fun! You can easily create this heart-shaped craft with toddlers and preschool aged children!

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Materials Used

Tissue Paper

Glue

Scissors

Construction Paper

The prep work for this art project is super easy. I simply cut out a heart from construction paper! If your child uses scissors well, you can draw the heart and let them do the cutting! After that, I handed my daughter the tissue paper and had her rip it up.

Once all the paper was ripped up, I helped my daughter cover the heart in glue so that she could glue the tissue paper onto the heart.

This craft is super simple, but we had a lot of fun with it!

Book Suggestions

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Paper Popcorn Craft

Paper Popcorn Craft

In the spring of 2019, we took my daughter to her first circus. She loved every minute! We did not get to a circus in 2020 and it isn’t looking great for 2021 either. This week, we decided to bring the circus to us with some fun activities and art! One of my favorite part of any event is popcorn. This easy paper popcorn is easy to make and great for littles of all ages!

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Materials Used

  • Construction Paper (We used yellow, red, white, and blue)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

I started by cutting long strips from both the red and the white papers. If your child can safely use scissors, try letting them do this step!

Next, I had my daughter glue the red and white paper onto the blue paper. We talked about patterns and I encouraged her to follow a red-white-red-white pattern when putting the strips on the paper. While she was doing that, I cut the yellow paper into popcorn like shapes for her to glue on.

This easy art project is a great way to sneak learning and fine motor skill practice into your day! It is also super cute when it is finished!

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing a book with a craft or activity! Here are a few suggestions!

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Five Reasons open Ended Art Is Beneficial For Preschoolers

Five Reasons open Ended Art Is Beneficial For Preschoolers

In our house, often we use art as a learning tool. Sometimes, I plan out an art project with specific educational goals in mind, but I also often set up open ended art projects. Today, I want to share five reasons why open ended art time is important!

Open Ended Art Encourages Creativity

Children learn new skills so much more easily than adults do. By giving them random art supplies and leaving the end results up to them, you are helping them develop creativity that will last a lifetime!

Open Ended Art Encourages Self Exploration

We keep a wide variety of construction paper, including paper that represents a variety of skin tones, on hand. It is always interesting to watch my daughter explore the art supplies we have and turn them into something that is meaningful to her.

Open-Ended Art Gives Children A Risk-free Way To Get Comfortable Trying New Things

Trying new things can be scary! Engaging in open ended activities often can help children cope better when uncertain situations come up.

Early Exposure To Art Can Make Children Better Students

Children who routinely engage in art and other creative activities are statistically better students.

Open Ended Art Helps Improve Fine Motor Skills

Painting, gluing, cutting, and drawing all help with fine motor skills!

Art is just as important as play in young children. The freedom allowed during open ended art time is super beneficial to little ones! I’d love to hear from you! Is open ended art a learning tool in your house? What are your favorite materials to present to your child?

Paper Plate Lion

Paper Plate Lion

This summer, we have gotten to go to several zoos and animal parks! As summer comes to an end, we decided to bring some of that animal fun home with a few jungle animal crafts! Today, we want to share an easy paper plate lion!

Materials Used

  • Paper Plate
  • Yellow Paint
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • A Paint Brush
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

I started by giving my toddler the paper plate to paint.

We let the paint dry overnight. Once it was dry, I helped my toddler cut strips from the brown construction paper. I cut ear like shapes from the yellow construction paper.

Once the paper was cut out, we glued it onto the back of the paper plate.

To finish this craft, we flipped it over and added googly eyes!

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