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Valentine’s Day Projects for Children

 Ri Wp-Content Uploads 2008 02 Love-BoxesWhether your children make valentines for their entire the class or a handful for their grandparents and best friend, giving (and receiving) a handmade valentine is super special no matter how big, small, simple, or detailed the heart is.

Making a large number of valentines for your child’s class can seem daunting, but choosing a project that is simple to oversee and appropriate for your child’s skill and age level can be fun and rewarding. When my boys were toddlers, I precut hearts out of paper or used heart-shaped doilies and let them paint or put stickers on each one.

If you need to make a large number of valentines for your child’s class, try to prep as much as possible or break down the task over several days to make it a little easier and less stressful. Depending on the size of my boys’ preschool or kindergarten class, we have had to make 40 to 60 valentines! That’s a lot of hearts!

Here’s a roundup of previous projects I’ve done with my children:

Make a Love Box

Colorful Hearts

Make a Love Book

More crafty valentine project ideas and ways to celebrate: Wp-Content Uploads 2009 01 Candy-Cane-Heart-4

Candy cane hearts from Skip to My Lou

Make heart-shaped potato stamps from Colorfool and use them to decorate paper for wrapping paper or a tablecloth or cut the paper into valentines. Heart-shaped cookie cutters also make great stencils for tracing hearts onto paper.

Make a valentine garland from old cards, colored paper or felt, or sew one from fabric.

Craftshops at Kreatelier
If you are feeling less than crafty or short on time, you can sign your children up for a valentine craftshop at Kreatelier in Providence on Saturday, February 7. I am teaching two classes. Cost is $20 per class, including all materials.

Make a Valentine Love Box from 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Make Valentines for School from 1 pm — 2:30 p.m.

Check website for details and complete list of craftshops.

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