Like mother’s day crafts, Valentine’s Day crafts for kids are becoming a regular feature in playschools and playgroups. The reasons for the rising popularity are various. For starters, Valentine’s Day crafts for preschoolers provide a great opportunity for practicing those fine motor skills. They also lend to social and emotional development in children as most Valentine’s Day cards crafts are meant to be exchanged between friends and distributed to family members and other teachers. These crafts can also become great items for making gifts. After all, what can beat an ‘I love you Dad’ card handcrafted by the kiddo?
Unique Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids which are Zero-Waste
What do you think clearing up the clutter and at the same time, creating beautiful upcycled items? That’s a win-win for sure! You would be amazed to know how many easy peasy Valentine crafts can be made with items that are lying around the house as clutter, especially since the seasons holidays have just passed. You can use up all the sparkly wrapping paper, cardboard boxes from gifts, glitters and other Christmas décor items to make some wonderful Valentine’s day crafts for elementary students, like:
- Paper Mache Heart: Throw in all the paper material that has accumulated over the last few months to make paper-mâché. You can then use molds or just good old hands to make hearts, butterflies, and flowers as you wish to make adorable paper-mâché gift items to share around on Valentine’s Day.
- Heart Stamp Wrapping Paper: If you have plenty of brown papers lying around, you can personalize them into wrapping papers by cutting out heart-shaped stamps on half of a potato. The children can then dip those stamps in paint and make the most colorful wrapping papers for all V-Day gifts.
- Painted Leaf Wall Hanging: This one is for all those kids who love the outdoors. The first part involves collecting dry leaves, the bigger the better. Then they sit down and paint those leaves with V-Day motifs and bold colors like red, plum, pink, maroon and white. After drying them, they can weave them through a piece of yarn or thread them loosely together to form the perfect wall hangings for V-Day décor.
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