With Valentine’s Day falling on a long holiday weekend this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend the day of love crafting with your little sweetheart.
Even if you don’t feel like you’re the craftiest mom on the block, it’s amazing what the right set of tools can do.
Here are 10 supplies that will help — as well as a few easy ideas on how to use them — to make sweet treats with your sweets.
OK, so you’re no Martha Stewart, but you can certainly channel her creative spirit using one of her crafty tools.
This paper punch produces 1-inch heart cutouts you and your little love can string into a festive garland.
Or make toothpick toppers for the store-bought cupcakes you’re bringing to your kid’s classroom party. Now, that’s what we call semi-homemade!
What to do with all those Valentine’s Day cards your heartbreaker collected at school?
Use these mini red clothespins and a length of string to hang them in their bedroom!
Post-holiday, swap out the cards to turn the display into a photo or an artwork gallery for your little Picasso’s masterpieces.
This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with washi tape. This magical masking tape made from rice paper is a staple in crafting toolboxes.
It’s removable, easy to tear, decorative, and you can write on it. Kids can use strips of tape to attach lollipops to their classroom cards.
Kids tear through lots of construction paper, and Crayola’s sheets are the best.
Thick enough that markers don’t bleed through, they’re also easy to cut and fold and won’t fade.
With 10 colors and 240 sheets here, your kids will have enough paper to make cards and crafts all year long.
What’s a Valentine’s Day card without some sparkle and shine? Here’s a crafty mom’s trick:
Mix Mod Podge glue with loose glitter to create a glittery paint that’s easier for kids to apply and control — and way less messy — than just sprinkling on the sparkly stuff.
Lace paper doilies are an inexpensive way to give Valentine’s Day crafts an elegant and romantic touch.
Use jute twine to wrap one around a mason jar filled with Hershey’s Kisses as a gift for your kid’s sitter or teacher.
You can also sew two together with thread to create a sweet satchel kids can stuff with Sweethearts candies as party favors.
Signed, sealed, and delivered — your kids will love using these love-themed stampers to make their white card envelopes stand out from the crowd, hopefully catching their Valentine’s eye.
They’re also pre-inked, so you don’t have to buy or deal with a messy ink pad.
Give love-day crafts and cards a personal touch with your kid’s handprints, or perhaps a footprint to celebrate your baby’s first Valentine’s Day.
These finger paints are non-toxic and safe for kids, but the best part is that they wash out completely from clothes and skin, so kids can get as messy as they want.
If you frequent craft blogs or Pinterest, you can’t help but notice that these fuzzy and versatile crafting balls are everywhere.
Pompoms glued to a paper heart cutout are guaranteed to soften anyone’s heart. You can also let little ones create the outline of a heart on the front of a homemade card — the possibilities are endless.
Pipe cleaners may seem old-school, but these tried-and-true chenille stems are just begging to be shaped into hearts. Looking for love?
Mini heart-shaped glasses should help. Connect two heart-shaped cleaners with a smaller piece to create the rim, then attach a halved, bent cleaner to go over your each of your kid’s ears.
And they say love is blind … not anymore!
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