Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine Crafts

This is a really simple craft for young kids. All you need is dollar store frames, glue and candy hearts.

Start by filling the center of your frame with glue. Yes, right on the glass. If you want to, you could paint the center pink or slip a piece of pink paper in there, but I did not think of that before we started and I had 6 kids 5 and under making this craft. Keep it simple.

Help your neighbor.

Next, just start stacking the Valentine hearts. You can make a pattern or have the kids counts the number of hearts or shout out the colors and then you can call this a teaching moment.

As long as you have all that stuff out, you may as well make one of these as well.

Take a paper plate and have each child draw and X and an O with a permanent marker.

Trace along the lines with glue.

Add hearts and you are done!

Yes, I did let the kids each 5 hearts each after lunch.

Question for you: the Sweetart Twilight candies I pulled out (left over from our New Moon party) tended to bleed when they came in contact with the glue. Do you that was intentional on the part of the manufacturer?
Bleeding . . . vampires . . .


  1. Those framed hearts are adorable!

  2. You are such a great mom and teacher! Just wanted to give you some encouragement:) I also just posted this on the lesson plans page over at craft gossip!

  3. Wow! Seriously stealing this idea. You are so creative, and I just love seeing what you do with the kiddos. Thank you for sharing.


  4. so sweet! a facebook friend sent me the link to this post and I love it. especially the help your friend part :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  5. HI, where did you find those cute little frames?