This month’s theme is here and its a round up all about hearts! Use this heart craft round up as a way to schedule in some intentional art time with the young people in your life.
Valentines day is so fun with kids! I like to make a day of it and start with heart shaped pancakes then some love themed books, lots of pink heart themed crafting and making a few cards for friends and family.
Ellie has been asking how many days until Valentines Day since the middle of January, so it was a great time to get out the reusable countdown chain so she could get a visual aid (and stop asking 63 times a day).
Why not keep the love going and make a month out of Valentines Day?!
I can’t wait to get into these heart themed crafts in the round up! I am hoping to replace these window snowflakes with some bright and cheery tissue paper hearts from the list below.
I’ve left a short description of each heart craft below as well as a list of materials needed, so you can quickly scan and see if you’ve got what you need. Please click the link to head over to the original authors post to get the full instructions!
Onto the crafts!
- Yarn Wrapped Hearts– a sweet little craft that I certainly wouldn’t mind putting together just for myself haha! These will be a fun challenge with my four year old for sure!
- Yarn in desired colors
- Hot glue (optional)
2. Heart Bird Feeder Craft– We have an ongoing obsession with the birds in our backyard here, and with the weather wiping out most of the flowers in the garden, the girls will be happy to make these bird feeders and start bird watching again.
- 2 cups of fruit loop (or similar shaped) cereal
- pipe cleaners
3. Heart Sun Catchers with Tissue Paper– I am a sucker for anything we can hang in the window. I love that this craft does not use contact paper! I can never seem to remember to stock up on it so I was happy to find something similar to the sun catcher crafts I see all over Pinterest that was makable with what I’ve got in the house.
- Tissue Paper Squares
- Wax Paper
- Liquid Starch (I plan to use watered down glue)
- Paint brush
- Construction Paper
4. Love Nature Walk Project– A scavenger type craft that will get everyone outside! I love the eco friendliness of this crafts, using little bits and pieces from the back yard or even on a chilly winters walk. Remember to check your recycle pile for a piece of cardboard you can use in this craft!
- Bits and pieces of twigs, flowers, leaves, anything from outside
- Paint (optional)
- Ribbon or string for hanging
A little something extra…
Heres a few notable free printable that go along with our heart themed craft round up. The girls are always down for a coloring page!
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That sums it up for this month’s craft round up!
I hope that this craft round up helps alleviate some of the anxiety from your mind as you look forward to the coming weeks, looking for something to do with your kids. Keep these projects tucked in your planner so you can whip them out at a moments need.
Earlier I shared about our Valentines Day tradition of heart shaped pancakes, let me know in the comments below what kind of Valentines Day traditions you have in your home!