If you are looking for a way to make this Valentine’s Day special with your kids or grandkids, try making a fun Valentine’s Day craft with them. Crafting is a fun, inexpensive, and easy family activity. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Candy Kabobs1

With an abundance of candy surrounding Valentine’s Day, candy kabobs are a great opportunity to make a sweet treat to share with your kids or clever valentines for your child to take and hand out at school. All you need to get started is wooden skewers and gummy candy. If you want to package them and pass them out as valentines, just wrap the finished kabob in plastic wrap, tie ribbon around the bottom, and add a to/from tag.

Cupid’s Arrow Pixie Stick2

This craft is fun, easy, and works great as an edible decoration or valentine card. The only material required is a pixie stick, construction paper, glue, and scissors. Once you have all the materials together, start by cutting out a large heart, a medium triangle, and two smaller triangles. Then, cut two small holes in the heart and thread the pixie stick through. Finally, glue the medium triangle to the tip of the pixie stick to make the arrow head and glue to the two smaller triangles to the opposite end of the arrow head so that they are overlapping to make the arrow’s fletching. Now that the structure is complete, you can further decorate the heart or write classmates’ names on them to pass out in class.

Snow Globe3

These snow globes are easy to make and work great as desk ornaments or perennial house decorations. To get started, all you need is an empty glass jar with a well-sealed lid, glitter, pipe cleaners, and water. Begin by forming the central figure with the pipe cleaners and gluing it to the inside of the jar lid. Then, just fill the jar with water and add glitter before screwing the lid back on and you have a homemade snow globe.

Crayon Hearts4

This craft puts old crayon nubs to excellent use by transforming them into colorful hearts. Along with old crayons, all you need is an oven, silicon heart molds, a baking sheet, and tin foil. First, peel all the paper off the crayons and place the molds on a baking sheet covered in tin foil (for easy cleanup).Next, fill the molds with crayons. For optimal results, each mold should contain approximately 1 full crayon worth of pieces. Finally, bake the hearts in the oven at 250⁰-275⁰ for 10-12 minutes and let cool before popping the finished product out of mold.

1 http://www.allcrafts.net/valentines.htm

2 http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/valentines-day/valentine-crafts-kids/heart-shaped-valentine-treat

3 http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/valentines-day/valentine-crafts-kids/girl-valentine-snow-globe

4 http://www.parenting.com/gallery/valentines-crafts-kids