Kids and crafts. They go together like peas and carrots. Add a holiday in the mix and you’ve got a homerun. As much as kids like to receive gifts, they also like to give them. There’s nothing better than a homemade gift from a child. That’s why crafts are a great resource when it comes to Valentine’s Day. What better day for your child to say “I love you” to family and friends than with a craft? Check out these five homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day.
5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Kids Handprint Frames
Did you know your child’s hand is the best craft supply? Well, I’m here to tell you that it is. Your child can make so many sweet gifts by just using her hand…literally. One of my favorite projects is a child’s handprint frame. There are so many ways to go about this. You can really let your child take the lead. One idea is to have your child put handprints around a cardboard base and then cut out a square for a picture. Another idea is to use the handprint as a frame, but cutting it out and putting it on a background. The possibilities are endless here if you’re looking for homemade gifts.
5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets are the gifts that never get old. Whether your child is making one for you or a friend, they’re a fun way to show appreciation. Depending on how detailed you want to get, you can go from simple to extravagant. Kids will love to make them and wear them.
5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Crayon Hearts
My daughter’s Kindergarten teacher made these for the kids last year and they loved them! They’re so easy to make. You just need a mold with small hearts, some crayons, and an oven. Bake them and then let them cool. Pop them out of the mold and you have crayon hearts! They’re great to give on their own or to stick to a card. Put this on the top of your list of homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day.
5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Conversation Heart Art
I’m not big fan of eating those conversation hearts, but making heart art is another story. You and your child can easily glue these hearts onto any surface. You can make designs. You can spell out names or sayings…pretty much whatever you want. The best part about this one is that it is inexpensive and easy to do.
5 Homemade Gifts for Valentine’s Day: Tissue Paper Sun catchers
This is a great gift that can be enjoyed year round. It’s also easy for your child to make. You just need some tissue paper, wax paper, tape and some paint. With a little help from you, your child will be well on his way to making one of these homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day. You can even save this one for other holidays.
Getting gifts from the heart is extra special. There’s no better day for this than Valentine’s Day. So, help your child fall in love with crafts and homemade gifts.