Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Crafts, Holidays, Valentines | 27 comments

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The following ” Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids” all come from one package of materials!  The list of ideas could go on and on, but I will focus on 7!  Some are easy for preschool and some need more skill with the help of an adult.

I found this package at a Michael’s Craft Store. In it were 18 pieces all large foam hearts with 6 different textures. It is called Text-ur Foam. It retailed for $3.95 and I got at least 7 different projects from one package. What is unique about this material is that it has “texture” as the name says! They look 3D!

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The colors included: purple, pink, red, and white!

Here are some fun things to do with these materials…..

1.  Stamping – Great for preschoolers!

With such fun textures, cut smaller valentines from the larger ones and apply a “handle” and let them stamp away! Good handles include large legos, bottle caps and jar lids. The stamps wash off and are usable again.

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2. Crayon Rubbings – Great for preschoolers!

For younger kids, tape the hearts to the table and tape the paper over the textured hearts. Use a thick crayon and let them discover the patterns.

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Cut the rubbings out and make Valentine Cards for loved ones.

 

3.  Combining Hearts to Hang

 

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Cut out smaller hearts from the big ones and glue together or hang individually. The foam is easy to bend, trace a half-heart and cut out the design out. (Adults may have to help young children with the tracing and cutting.) Hang on light fixtures or from the ceiling in their rooms. Add sparkles and sequins to glam them up! Both sides can be decorated!

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4. Make a wall hanging

Combine with sparkle foam or combine the colors and textures of the hearts together to create a wall hanging. Tie together with ribbon or fishing line. Use a nail or toothpick to punch holes in the foam hearts to string together.

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Add some foam letters or use a cutting machine to make the letters.

5. Valentine Creatures

These Text-ur Foam Hearts make great creatures!

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With the foam, you can make a hole using a toothpick and thread yarn through for the hair. The arms and legs are pipe cleaners. They are able to poke right through easily. Just twist and they will stay! Use these as puppets or hang from the light fixtures or bulletin boards in kids’ rooms.

 

6. Valentine Butterflies or Bugs

The texture on this butterfly gives it a great look!  Let kids get creative and make their own butterflies and bugs. I added a few heart foam stickers for the body and wings. The antennae is a pipe cleaner.

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As I said, all the above Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids were made from one package of Text-ur foam! I still have this much left…..

 

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These projects are inexpensive!

 

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Just imagine the other project ideas  such as: Valentine wreaths, animals and picture frames, etc.!

Have fun! Hope I’ve inspired you for some Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids – all from one package of “Text-ur foam”!

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Phyllis

 

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27 Comments

  1. Phyllis, I love these ideas I can use with my children and grandchildren – featuring you tomorrow as one of the highlights from our All Things Valentine’s Link Up!

    • Thank you! I’ll stop by!

      • also wanted you to know that we’ll be opening up our All Things Spring Link Up on Feb 28 (this is the shortlink, which will go live the morning of the 28th –
        http://wp.me/p3wgIf-xF ) come join us with your Spring-y posts!

  2. These are seriously adorable ideas!

    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again this week. (Sorry for the late comment!)

  3. Very cute! My boys would love to make these! Thanks so much for sharing at Hit Me with Your Best Shot! Have a great week!

    ~Abby =)

  4. Great group of ideas! The Valentine’s Creatures are so cute. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. As always we love your projects! We are featuring you on Friday in our Feature Friday segment!

  6. Great ideas! all so cute especially the critter 🙂 Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  7. What fun ideas and lovely creations. I feel the desire to go do some stamping right now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  8. Wow!! What wonderful ideas from an inexpensive source. Thank you so much for sharing with the Active Mama link up!

  9. I love number 5! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

  10. So many fun ideas! Thank you for sharing these at Motivation Monday!

  11. How fun are these. Love this idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. Such a great idea, love how they turned out 🙂
    Thanks for shating at Creative Mondays…

    • Thanks again for linking up 🙂 featuring your blog again this week 🙂

      • Thanks for the feature! Appreciate it!

  13. Oh what fun ideas for the grandkids. I’m sharing this at Pinterest for fellow grandparents. 🙂 And following you there as well as Facebook. Have a blessed week.

  14. Such great ideas from one foam package! We live by a Michaels, my kids would love stamping with these hearts.

  15. How fun! I bet your grandkids have the best time! Thanks so much for linking up at Sewlicious Craft Showcase.

    Marti

  16. Wow! That’s a lot of great projects for super cheap. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  17. I love how you keep coming up with the cutest, and most fun crafts and games for kids to play with. Thank you so much for linking this up at the Shine a Spotlight Saturday Link Party on Angels Homestead this week!

    April

  18. Great ideas; these are so cute! I can’t wait to try these with my son when he gets older 🙂

  19. I love the crayon rubbing idea. It’s always so much fun to work with crayons, and it’s a different twist on a valentine.

  20. Love the craft ideas! I have a pre-school Grandson and can’t wait to do some of these with him! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  21. Love your blog.

  22. THANKYOU for sharing your craft ideas with us! I am not crafty and cannot come up with these cute ideas! I appreciate you sharing!

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