Are you making Valentines with your kids for a class party this week?
Our kids’ school does their class party on Friday, so maybe you have a few days still to get ready. If you are finding stores picked over or want something kind of handmade, try making these fun paper valentine’s with your kids!
My daughter is really creative. I gave her some paper, heart stickers, pipe cleaners and a hot glue gun and she ran with the supplies and made these all on her own. I stood back and watched her dream up fun valentines for each of her friends.
Her process was simple. She cut a heart out of fun papers and treated that heart as the body of a fun little valentine character. She’s been using a hot glue gun for years, so I wasn’t worried. You can also do this step for your child if you want to help teach caution with that tool. She hot glued pipe cleaners to be the arms and legs. She also used heart stickers to be the arms. My favorite part is every little character is different. It helped the process of making 23 valentines for her classmates not seem as tedious.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy fruit roll-ups a lot. There’s something about that red, waxy substance that just doesn’t seem like food. Now, this was a fun opportunity to buy something my girl views as a “treat” yet it’s not candy. She’s going to be eating a ton of candy at her class party anyway…why not let her have/give something she enjoys as a special treat, but that’s a little bit different for some extra fun!?
I love that she glued her valentines to her fruit roll-ups to look like the guy was holding the fruit roll up or standing on it. Seriously. She is so creative!
She worked really hard on these little characters and is so excited to give them to her friends this week! If you have some paper on hand, this could be an easy valentine to whip up with your kids this week.Part of the fun of creating with your kids is just the opportunity to sit and talk with one another. Enjoy!
If you have the opportunity to create these, tag me on social media, so I can see! #spoonfulproject
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have a great week loving your friends and family well!
Andrew Simkins says
Glad to have met you…the opportunity you’ve provided in crafting the nonprofit is intriguing…I look forward to the conversation…