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8 Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day: A Melissa & Doug Blog Round-Up!

2013-02-10 by Melissa & Doug

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We absolutely love sharing creative crafts your kids can make to celebrate Valentine’s Day! These DIY projects can be used as simple activities, or as precious homemade gifts from the heart. Here’s a quick round-up of some Valentine’s Day favorites:

1. DIY Beaded Bookmarks

Use colorful, heart-shaped beads to create one-of-a-kind bookmark gifts! Kids will enjoy threading the beads and picking out colors and patterns, while YOU will enjoy helping them create a gift that’s truly from the heart.

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

2. DIY Valentine Keepsake Boxes

For a great Valentine’s Day party activity, or even play date craft, gather a few Decorate-Your-Own Heart Box kits and let each individual personality shine! Take a few small sweet treats for inside the box, and you have a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift,  too (or keepsake for the child to put their littlest prized possessions in.)

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

3. Personalized Gift Wrap

No gift is complete without some pretty wrapping paper. Take some plain colored tissue paper, some stamps and voila! You’ll have a gift your child can really feel they’ve “make their mark” on.

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

4. Scratch Art Valentines

These little tags are perfect adornments to a gift, or can contain a sweet Valentine’s Day message for loved ones! Simply cut in a heart shape and let you child scribble onto our special Scratch Art paper to reveal their own unique designs!

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

5. Heart Stamping: A Re-purposeful Craft

Have old toilet paper or paper towel rolls you’ve been saving for some crafty inspiration? With a slight bend and some paint, you’ll create a quick and easy heart painting that your kids will LOVE making!

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

6. DIY Monogrammed Hearts

With some air dry clay and letter stamps, your child can create an adorable Valentine ornament to family or friends, while practicing their letters too! For extra pizzazz, use some glitter glue and colorful ribbon! This is a truly easy activity, but one your child will really enjoy making.

Valentine’s Day Round-Up: 8 Creative Crafts for Kids *Learn how to make 8 favorite Valentine's Day crafts for kids on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

7. Reverse Masking Greeting Card

Get your smocks ready, because this activity is a messy – and delightful – treat! Tape a message onto sturdy paper and use finger paints to color around it.  Remove the paint to reveal a sweet message!

4 Kid-Made Valentine Gifts from the Heart *Find four simple diy gifts that kids can make for loved ones this Valentine’s Day, on the Melissa & Doug Blog.

8. Classroom Bookmarks

Rather than purchasing a pack of Valentine’s for your child’s class, why not help them create unique ones instead? With some construction paper, Scratch Art bookmarks and a few other tools, you’ll have memorable Valentine cards (and keepsakes!) for the whole class – with a little personality as well!

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