Monday, February 10, 2014

DIY valentine for kids

I can't believe it is Valentine's Day this Friday. We spent the weekend working on some Valentine cards for my boys to pass out at our family Valentine party. These are super easy, and the perfect craft to get your kids involved in. Supplies you will need:
Googly eyes
Pipe Cleaners
Washi tape
I traced the hearts, mustaches, and hats. We then worked together to cut them out. You could use a cutting machine for this too. However, a great way to get your kids involved is to have them help cut out the pieces.
You can choose any paper color or pattern that you want. We decided to use red paper and bright pink pipe cleaner.
After we cut out the shapes, we glued on the eyes, hat, and mustache.
Next we cut the pipe cleaners. The easiest thing to do is to fold it in half, then cut it. One half is for the arms, the other is for the legs.
I used tape to secure the legs and arms to the back of the heart. I think it worked better then glue. :)
Here is the finished little guy. I secured the sucker by wrapping the stick around the pipe cleaner. You could use a pencil too instead of giving out candy. I used washi tape to make the flag, where I could write my son's name. 
These are really easy to make. They would be perfect for a class project too! If you are looking for a tween Valentine idea you can check my post from last year here.
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day and are able to spend some quality time with the ones you love. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  1. Awww this is pretty cute! Love this craft idea and the Valentines day messages you wrote in that small tag... Cheers to you on Heart's day!

    Marilyn xxxx

  2. Hi Gretchen!

    I just met with Jason to talk about our new house plan and we got to talking about blogging (I have one, too) and he told me about YOUR blog. :) I love it. You are incredibly gifted and creative. I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am happy to find another blogger in our area :)


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