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Valentine Crafts

Here are some fun crafts for Valentine's Day where the kids can also get invoved. Make ultra-cute keepsake mementos that are perfect for Mum and Dad, and even grandparents.

Air-dry clay

Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Rolling pin

Wooden stamps

Acrylic craft paint and paintbrush

1. Use a rolling pin on a smooth surface - preferably a glass tray - to roll out the clay to 3mm thicknes. Make sure it's nice and level.

 2. A heart-shaped cookie cutter is perfect for cutting out the shape. Alternatively make a paper template and cut around this with a craft knife.

3. Stamp your message with wooden alphabet stamps.

4. Cut away any excess clay and leave to set overnight. To prevent the clay cracking and curling up, place each of the hearts on a wire cake rack.

5. Lightly sand with 180-grit sandpaper to remove any rough edges.

6. Use pastel coloured craft paint to decorate.

Use assorted craft supplies to make red- and pink-themed hearts to decorate your home for Valentine's Day. If the kids want to get involved in this project, use glue dots as an alternative to a hot glue gun.

PomPom Heart

Red, white and pink pompoms

Thick card, cut into heart shape - see template

Ribbon

Hot glue gun

Card Heart

Red and pink card

Glitter

Craft glue

Ribbon

Hot glue gun

Pencil

Scissors

PomPom Heart

1. Use a hot glue gun to glue pompoms onto the card heart shape a few at a time.

2. Fill the front side of the heart with the pompoms and the turn over and repeat on the reverse.

3. Leave enough time for the glue to dry and then add a ribbon so you can hang your heart wreath!

Card Heart

1. Start by using a circular template to draw a circle on a piece of red card with a pencil. This will be the backing for your wreath. Cut out with sharp scissors.

2. Cut out and arrange assorted card hearts on top of the ring of card.

3. Use a hot glue gun to glue the cards hearts in place.

Make or buy canvas frames and decorate these with pink buttons, tissue paper, card or pompoms. These heart canvases are the perfect gift for kids to make. Make all four to create your own gallery wall!

Stretched canvas

Heart template

Craft supplies

Craft glue

PomPom Heart

1. Draw around your heart template in the centre of the canvas.

2. Use glue to stick down pom poms.

Button Heart

1. Lightly outline a heart shape on the canvas.

2. Add glue to add different size buttons to fill the shape.

Tissue Paper Heart

1. Draw around your heart template in the centre of the canvas.

2. Tear and scrunch small pieces of tissue paper - the more you have the more effective your heart will be!

3. Stick down with craft glue.

 Card Heart

1. Draw and cut out heart shapes. Arrange these on the canvas.

2. Carefully glue down the card heart shapes.

3. Apply glue to the top of the heart shapes and sprinkle with glitter.

Not your everyday Valentine's gift, this confetti frame is a personal and unique gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Shadow box frame

Cut out heart shapes or heart punch

Patterned paper

Double-sided sellotape

Acrylic craft paint and paintbrush

1. Paint inside and outside the frame with two coats of craft paint and leave to dry.

2. Stick down patterned paper with double-sided tape to the inside the box.

3. Cut out the heart shapes using scissors or a heart punch.

 

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