For the past couple of weeks I have been seeing numerous creative people sharing their Valentine’s Day crafts across the web. My Pinterest and Facebook feeds are filled with adorable crafts that any kid would love.
And I admit I feel a bit envious of their creative skills.
The problem is that I am not crafty.
Glue is not my friend and I usually end up sticking my fingers together instead of the craft.
So, in order to get in on the Valentine’s Day craft fun, I have to use someone else’s craft ideas.
Which is fine, they gave me permission and gave me great photos to share too. FamilyFun Magazine has 3 ultra-adorable craft ideas that are fun and easy for kids to do.
Sweet Mice Craft
Description: Made of two candy kisses and a heart-shaped set of ears, these tiny critters are almost too cute to eat. Materials:
- Ear and foot template (from familyfunmag.com)
- Card stock paper
- Candy kisses
- Tacky glue
- Gray yarn
- Googly eyes
Directions: Print the ear and foot templates on cardstock and cut out the shapes. Remove the paper flags from two Hershey’s Kisses. Fold the feet where shown on the template, then use tacky glue to sandwich the feet and ears between the Kisses. Glue a 4-inch length of gray yarn to the underside of the back kiss. Add googly eyes. Attach the mouse a cheese-shaped piece of card stock with a glue dot, then write a note. Suggested messages: Mice to Know You! You’re Really Mice!
Game Lover’s Greeting
Description: Candy coated chocolates serve as a sweet stand-in for X’s and O’s in this packaged card-and-game combo. (For a sugar-free version, use buttons instead of candy). Materials:
Directions: Trim card stock into a 4- by 6-inch rectangle. Use a marker to draw a tic-tac-toe board in the center and add a message at the top, such as “U R A winner” or “I’m game to be your friend!” Slide the card into a 4- by 9-inch clear treat bag (available at craft stores). Add several M&M’s, providing an equal number of two colors. Fold the top of the bag behind the card and seal it with tape.
Circle of Love
Description: Pretty paper and glue dots are all you need to make a heartwarming wreath to hang anywhere that needs a little love. Materials:
Directions: Cut a sheet of double-sided scrapbook paper (ours is a 12 inch square) into 1-inch-wide strips. Make five hearts as follows: fold a paper strip in half, sandwiching two glue dots about an inch down from the fold to create the top of the heart. Bend the loose ends away from the center and use two more dots to join them at the point. Next, make the two hearts that anchor the hanging ribbon. Sandwich one end of a 12-inch-long ribbon in the center fold of one heart, then form the heart’s point. Secure the other end of the ribbon in a second heart. Use glue dots to adhere the sides of the seven hearts in a circle, as shown.FamilyFun Magazine provided me with these great ideas and gave me permission to share them. May contain Amazon affiliate links.