Fun And Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts To Make With Your Kids
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re already looking for some kid-friendly Valentine’s Day activities that are fun and easy, yet don’t produce a lot of waste.
After all, there’s nothing better than spending time with your favorite little person, creating homemade keepsakes that represent love and affection.
That’s why I’m sharing 10 of my favorite eco-friendly Valentine’s Day crafts that parents and kids can make together!
All of these crafts encourage earth-friendly supplies, and eventually, these keepsakes can be recycled, composted, up-cycled and [some] even planted!
10 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers, Preschoolers And Big Kids!
By Caroline | iHeartCraftyThings
These 3D paper valentines are super simple to make, and in her blog post, Caroline teaches you how to put together 5 animals (a video tutorial is also included). Each adorable animal holds a 3D heart, and a message to your Valentine can be written inside of the heart, or the back of the card. This is a super cute project, and will certainly keep your little ones busy!
By Kim McLeod | TheBestIdeasForKids.com
Inspired by the traditional Valentine’s Day heart candies with secret messages, these salt dough hearts can be used in so many different ways! On her blog, Kim McLeod states that these Valentine’s Day creations can be used to make jewelry, become table centerpieces, and can even be turned into magnets.
By Morgan | Morganmanagesmommyhood.com
I love this earth-friendly DIY seed paper project because Morgan includes a free printable Valentine’s Day card that says “I love watching our friendship grow, Valentine”. Morgan also provides step by step instructions on how to make your own seed paper! It’s a lovely project for kids, and make really great eco-friendly alternatives to traditional Valentine’s Day cards.
By Elli Hurst | ElliHurst.com
I love when parents turn fun DIY projects into nature-inspired learning opportunities for children. In her blog post, Elli Hurst teaches you how to make simple Valentine’s Day themed bird feeders using everyday pantry ingredients. Your children will love putting these together, and even more so watching birds nibble on them.
By Amy | DelineateYourDwelling.com
This is quite possibly the cutest DIY bow and arrow set I’ve ever seen. In her blog post, Amy lists all of the essential supplies you need, which consist of mostly compostable items like paper straws, yarn, felt and paper towel rolls. It’s an adorable Valentine’s Day DIY and it’s a hit at parties as well!
By Maggy | RedTedArt.com
Painted rocks make wonderful keepsake art—especially when they contain precious little fingerprints. In her blog post, Maggy gives some great tips on the most eco-friendly way to acquire rocks, which paint to use, and how to preserve them. These make great Valentine’s Day gifts for grandparents and classmates.
By Kelly | TypicallySimple.com
Don’t toss that toilet paper roll away! Upcycle it in your next arts and crafts project just like Kelly did! These adorable love bugs are easy to make, and kids can get as creative as they’d like! In her blog post, Kelly lists all of the supplies you’ll need, and the outcome is amazing! This Valentine’s Day craft is also a great way to teach kids about repurposing and recycling!
By Kim | TheResourcefulMama.com
This simple and easy to make [paper plate] Valentine’s Day wreath is fun for any age. On her blog post, Kim lists all of the necessary supplies you need for this lovely wreath, and they look really cute when hung up! This is probably one of the easiest crafts for the younger toddlers to make, and it’s great for sharpening those motor skills!
This heart leaf lantern is not only super easy to make, it’s incredibly versatile. In her blog post, Nell states that you can use this lantern with small candles, or you can fill it with candy and give it as a gift. It actually makes a super sweet gift for a teacher should you decide to fill it with treats!
By Sarah | HowWeeLearn.com
This beautiful Valentine’s Day craft involves a few small rocks/pebbles, some salt dough and paint. The end result is a beautiful earthy keepsake that can last a really long time, and later can be returned to the soil! It’s a fun project for any age, and makes a wonderful gift for parents, grandparents, and even teachers!