Love is in the air and Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! It may seem like a long way away, but us mom's know how quickly it sneaks up. Lucky for you, we are here to prepare you for the holiday of hearts with fun Valentine's Day crafts to do with your kids and must have Valentine's Day shirts and accessories to celebrate the day in.
Let's get started....
Craft idea #1: Red slime.
If you have older kids, chances are they've already started messing around with slime recipes. The problem with slime recipes online is the constant trial and error -- it gets expensive! You have the slime that gets too sticky, slime that falls apart, and it's just hard to know which slime recipes are going to deliver the perfect consistency, so we went ahead and took the guesswork and headache out for you and found fool proof slime! This slime kit on Amazon allows you to make slime in just 3 easy steps! We upgraded to the 4 count + activator so we'd have green for St. Patrick's Day! Subscribe to our blog HERE to be notified for that blog post release + our YouTube video. Subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE. You can purchase the kit we used below.
Craft idea #2: Mini heart cakes.
I cannot even contain my excitement about these mini heart cake pans. We searched all the local craft & grocery stores and just couldn't find what we were looking for, but of course, Amazon had them for us! Click below to get yours!
Hawkins and I made these mini heart cakes last year. We like to customize them and give them to neighbors, friends and family, like people do with cookies and such at Christmastime.
Last year was a sloppy mess because we used cookie cutters to pour the cake batter in to and it ended up leaking off the sides and I had to cut around them to form the cakes and so on, so this year, I simplified things for us and grabbed these amazing cake pans. I'm going to use them for mini breakfast casseroles and more, so make sure you subscribe to our blog HERE. Stay tuned for our YouTube video making these this year and subscribe to our channel HERE. Purchase the cake pans HERE.
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Craft idea #3: Heart Shaped Crayons.
As a kid, one of my favorite parties at school was the Valentine's Day party. After having kids, it's even more fun decorating Valentine boxes together and making Valentine's for their classmates. We are all about recycling and big on not being wasteful, which makes this craft perfect, because it's an excellent way to recycle broken crayons.
I don't know about you, but I'm OCD, so those broken crayons that lay in the bottom of the bin -- I can't throw them away (because, wasteful), but we also can't use them, so imagine my excitement when I get to finally clean the bottom of the bin out and the kids have fun stuff to color with! I'm also that mom that is always looking for a sugar/ candy alternative, so these heart shaped crayons are perfect for that as well. As you can see, we are winning all around with this craft idea!
What you'll need:
- Silicone heart mold (this one is my fave):
I love this mold for its affordability and multi-use features. We use this for ice cubes too, but that's a whole other blog post!
- A sharp knife (this one is my fave?):
- And you'll need about 50-100 crayons depending on how many heart crayons you need to make.
Craft idea #4: Heart shaped paper cutouts.
I love this paper heart cut out craft because it is great for all ages. It's great for younger toddlers because mom / dad / caregiver can cut out the heart and have your child color or decorate the heart, and for older toddlers that are familiarizing themselves with scissors can cut out the heart with adult supervision and decorate it themselves. This is a very versatile Valentine's Day craft idea because these heart cut outs can be used as Valentine's Day cards, you can use a hole punch and tie a string to them so they can hang, so many ideas!
What you'll need:
These awesome pipe cleaners come in all sorts of colors so you can use them to craft every holiday!
This is, hands down, the best washable paint for kids. It is water based and non toxic for worry free crafting!
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