Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids and Families

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples; it’s a beautiful opportunity to celebrate love in all its forms with the smallest members of our families. Talking about the people we love, why we love them, and crafting heartfelt gifts together can turn this holiday into a memorable family bonding day. In the spirit of spreading love, I’ve gathered a few simple craft ideas that are perfect for the little ones and don’t require too many supplies. Bonus: You could easily use all the ideas for a Mother‘s Day / Father‘s Day gift! (P.S., if you’re looking for more local parents to share these fun activities with, don’t forget to connect on the Mello app!)

Let‘s get crafting!

Valentine's Day DIY Projects for You and Your Little Ones

  • Glitter Heart ❤️

  • Picture frame 🖼️

  • Salt painting 🎨

  • Simple Cards 💌

Glitter Heart ❤️

We started this festive tradition last Thanksgiving and have decided to uphold it: decorating our front door for every holiday. This heart decoration is super easy, and you can do it your way. Cut a big heart from cardboard and let your kids unleash their creativity with paint, glitter, and stickers – you name it! Alternatively, let them decorate a large piece of cardboard however they like, and once the paint dries, cut out the heart shape. This personalized door decoration is sure to spread love and cheer right from your doorstep.

Picture frame 🖼️

One gift that always makes grandparents, aunts, and uncles happy is a cute hand-decorated picture frame enclosing a photo of your kid(s). Start with a plain frame and have your kids embellish it with paint and glitter. If you feel extra fancy, ask your kids to wear clothes for the photo that match the color of the frame.

Salt painting 🎨

This craft requires some preparation. Using tacky glue, draw some heart shapes on cardboard. Sprinkle salt over the glue, let it dry, and carefully brush off any excess. Your kids can now paint the heart with watercolor, creating a mesmerizing effect. We recommend using watered-down colors. The salt will absorb the paint, creating beautiful patterns. Later, you can cut out the hearts and use them for your Valentine‘s cards.

Simple Cards 💌

Sending postcards for Valentine‘s Day is one of my favorite things. One straightforward idea is to let your kiddos paint or draw hearts on a piece of cardboard that you later turn into a card. Yes, it‘s as simple as that. I think it’s super cute, especially when they are just starting to learn how to draw them. Done!

Making Memories: A Family Valentine's Day

These crafting ideas are not just activities; they’re a way to spend quality time with your kids, talking about love and the joy of giving. If you try any of these crafts, share your creations on Instagram and tag us (@mello.app) or use the hashtag #melloapp. And remember, the Mello app is a fantastic platform for connecting with other local parents, sharing tips, and arranging a crafty playdate.

💌 Wishing you a day filled with love and creativity from all of us at Mello! 💌

– By Mariella from the Mello Team


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