Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Valentine Ideas

It is just over 2 weeks to go before Valentine's Day.  Instead of heading out to the store for pre-made Valentines, why not have the kids try their hands at one of the ideas below.  Homemade Valentines - the perfect way to show how much you care and a great way to spend a few creative hours this weekend.

I love that the first 3 ideas use basically the same materials but are each unique.  You could do a different one with each kid and not break the bank purchasing materials.  Also, the skill level needed for each of the three is slightly different therefore making them perfect for kids of different ages.

For full instructions, click on the links below the images.

Butterfly Pops:




Tools Needed:
  • coloured cardstock
  • scissors
  • markers
  • lollipops
  • googly eyes
  • stickers (optional)

 


Daisy Valentine:



Tools Needed:

  • pink/red cardstock
  • green cardstock
  • scissors
  • lollipops


Superhero Valentine:


Tools Needed:

  • Printed templates (from Zakka Life)
  • Scissors
  • Lollipops
  • Tape


Valentine Bookmarks: (doing this with my son)



Tools Needed:

  • paint chips
  • ribbon
  • heart punch (I bought mine at the dollar store)


Ladybug Valentine:



 


Tools Needed:

  • white cardstock
  • red cardstock
  • black tissue paper
  • metal paper fasteners (brads)
  • scissors
  • markers
  • lollipops
  • googly eyes
  • stickers (optional)

 

Valentine Friendship Bracelets: (did this with my daughter last year)




Tools Needed:

  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • embroidery floss

Valentine Hand-off Card:


I love these.  I will definitely try these next year or maybe as part of a loot bag or invitation.  So cute.




Tools Needed:



  • Photo cards
  • lollipops
  • exacto knife
  • tape
The instructions for this one don't link so I will give a brief step by step. 
 
  1. Take a photo of your child with their arm outstretched. 
  2. When printing at the store or at home, overlay the photo with your Valentine message.
  3. Use an exacto knife to create a slit right above and below the child's hand.
  4. Slip in the lollipop and secure with tape on the back.
I hope I've inspired some Valentine's creativity for you and your family to try this weekend.  Still looking for more inspiration?  Check out this post for another Bee-utiful Valentine card.  For even more ideas, check out my 'Valentine'
board on Pinterest. 


 

 

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