Crafting with kids on Valentine's Day

January 13, 2019

There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to have a little fun around Valentine's Day, but making crafty decorations or cards with kids is a great way to start.

If you have toddlers, there are a lot of fun crafts you can make with a bit of watercolor and some paper, such as finger painting or making handprints in red and pink, according to Woman's Day. For older kids, making a bunting with cut-out construction paper hearts - of all different colors - and some string is simple enough to pull off.

Another type of craft that often goes over well with young kids is making a red, pink and white paper chain, according to Pint-Sized Treasures. All you need is some strips of paper - either pre-cut by parents or cut by the kids themselves, depending on the age - and tape or glue. Kids can even decorate each link as they see fit.

If you have older kids, something a little more in-depth, like wrapping small hearts in yarn or even learning to sew, can be a great way to spend an afternoon.

Of course, every kid has his or her own preferences, so parents should try to think about the kinds of artsy activities their children are already good at or like to do. Helping them push their boundaries a little will ensure they'll still have fun doing it and will have something to show off for the effort they put in.