I was looking for a fun alternative to the typical candy valentines, without making me into that “boring” mom who “never” gives anything fun. I think these Pencil Arrow Valentines will be “write” on target! I made these with stuff I already had around the house (except the fun pencils), and they are easy enough that even young crafters can help you!
By General Crafts Contributor Sammy from the blog Seriously, Sammy?!
And JUST LIKE THAT! It’s February!
When my oldest niece (now 15!) Crystal was a Kindergartner, we made these Heart & Lollipop Valentines Flowers and we had so much fun. If you’re looking to create something with your young ones (and old ones for that matter), this is a fun and easy one. They also make for a great card as opposed to the typical cards you find at the local store. This idea came from Martha Stewart’s site, and I tweaked a few things here and there.
I have to admit I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday. My husband and I usually avoid crowded restaurants and prefer to celebrate President’s Day. However, as a kid I loved Valentine’s Day. My mom would put out small gifts for us to find in the morning – candy and dress up jewelry. Sometimes our parents would even set up a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt with chocolates and small toys as the prizes. Here are some more kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft activities to help you celebrate as a whole family!
These fortune cookies make unique valentines, with fun messages for the whole family.