Class Valentine Idea and “LOVE” scrapbook page
Instead of bringing candy for a Valentine (because believe me, they will get enough!), bring these cute covered glue sticks with a tag reading “I’m stuck on you”. Glue sticks are easy to use, no mess involved – well, at least very little mess , and there are endless ideas for crafting uses for all age groups. Chef Amy made these for my girls and this weekend I’m going to let the girls make a collage using my pile of old magazines of all the things they “LOVE”. I can’t wait to see what they add to their collage. This is something I will have them make every year so I can see how their interest change and make a Valentine’s Day scrapbook with just their “LOVE” pages. I can’t help but wonder what the High School years will bring. Wait, clear that thought, let’s not go there just yet. Good thing we aren’t even to Kindergarten yet in this house .
Straw Painting Heart Tree
Here is a great craft to do for Valentine’s Day. Straw painting only requires a few items but brings endless amounts of fun! They can make this heart tree or let them create their own masterpiece.
- Something to cover the table or area you’ll be painting, newspaper or a roll of crafting paper will work well
- Construction paper or card stock
- Paints – watercolor or diluted poster paints
Cover the table with newspaper or craft paper. Then tape down the page they will be decorating. In a small bowl, water down paint so it is thin (you may have to test it a couple times to get the right consistency). Using the straw, dollop a couple drops of paint into the paper and then blow the paint so it runs out and creates streaks.
The older children can use finger prints to make hearts for the tree, and younger children can use sticks to decorate their tree.
Keeping children busy and entertained helps to keep everyone happy! These two crafts will keep all ages entertained without requiring too many supplies or making too much of a mess. Enjoy making the crafts and treasure the memories you make in the process.