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10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

Date: February 12, 2014 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Learning Through Play, Things to make and do

Valentine’s Day Crafts to Enjoy With Your Toddler

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get out the boxes of bits and bobs and start crafting with your children!

Here are some lovely ideas to keep you inspired!

Baking is always lots of fun; children love getting their hands dirty and there’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh biscuits or cakes cooking away in the oven. These heart-shaped cookies are very cute, and could be decorated with anything from smarties to sprinkles. (Image source: http://sugarandmeringue.squarespace.com/cookie-cupcakes/valentines-day/4141756)

cookiesHeart shaped Rice Krispie cakes are a lovely idea for Valentine’s Day inspired cooking as they’re so easy to make… and the end result is always yummy!

rice krispie

You don’t have to add food colouring like the photo – they’d be just as yummy chocolate flavoured, or made with melted marshmallows.
A really sweet idea would be to make labels and tags for fruit with cute Valentine’s Day puns. It’s a wonderful way to encourage your children to eat fruit, and your partner might also appreciate this in his/her lunchbox on Friday!
fruit
Another cute idea would be creating Valentine’s Day cards. There are lots of objects around the house you could use to get crafty. We love this idea with thumbs and ink/paint.
thumbs
Printing with a re-shaped cardboard roll is a fantastic idea for your toddler as it improves hand-eye co-ordination as well as creating something lovely. (Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27584616442000248/)
printing
Another very simple Valentine’s Day card idea is this beautiful printed card (Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/432838214158746371/). Perfect for younger toddlers. Children love getting their hands and feet covered in paint, and it creates a lovely keepsake. Just be sure to clean them up before they run off covered in paint!
hand and foot print
Collaging is a lovely way to keep your toddler entertained, and this collage card is beautiful. (Image source: http://www.mommylessons101.com/2013/01/6-easy-homemade-valentines.html) Rip up lots of pieces of paper and card, and talk through the colours and textures to keep your little one engaged.
collage heart
These heart finger puppets (Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27584616441966137/) are adorable and your children will love using their imagination to play with them. You could even put on a mini Valentine’s Day inspired show.
heart puppets
If you’re looking for an alternative craft then these melted crayon hearts are beautiful. (Image source: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2012/01/wax-paper-crayon-hearts.html) They look simply stunning hanging in the window or on the front of a Valentine’s Day card. You’ll have to keep your toddler at a safe distance when you melt the crayon, but they will love breaking up all the colours with you.
hearts crayon
A Valentine’s Day lei (Image source: http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/why-dont-you-make-valentines-day-lei.html) would be a lovely idea – or you could keep going and create a garland to string up on the ceiling. Experiment with colours and different textured card to keep your children engaged.
valentines lei
Will you be making anything for Valentine’s Day this year?

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