If you’re looking for easy valentine crafts for kids, here’s a really simple and open-ended activity they’ll love. Grab some crafting materials and set up this invitation to create homemade valentines!
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Making a Homemade Valentine Station or Center
Setting up the Homemade Valentine Activity
With the kids’ continued interest in all things valentine, I decided to surprise the kids with our latest valentine themed invitation to create. While Lucy was at school and Theo was resting (oh how I wish I could say napping– he gave those naps up way too soon), I set up some basic craft materials for the kids to use to create their own homemade valentines!
The invitation to create was so easy to set up. First I covered the table with some easel paper. (We have an easel with crayons set up nearby. Whenever the kids are finished with a sheet of easel paper, I save it to use to cover the table for creating.) I then set out some heart shaped doilies (similar to these), heart shaped card stock, sequins, tissue paper squares, crayons and glue. I couldn’t wait to see what the kids created!
Creating Homemade Valentines
Lucy and Theo were ecstatic when they saw the valentine themed invitation to create! They immediately sat down and got busy creating. Lucy made quite a few valentines using most of the supplies. Theo was content just gluing the sequin hearts onto his paper heart. (He’s been working on his gluing skills and was quite proud of finished product!)
I love how this valentine craft for kids is open-ended and also works for a wide variety of ages. Both kids were able to use the materials in ways that inspired them and both were so proud of their finished creations!