Super Easy, Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Crafts

If Valentine’s Day snuck up on you this year, don’t worry! There’s still time to craft something sweet with your kids. Here are a few easy, last-minute Valentine’s Day ideas:

Valentine Finger Puppet 

What You’ll Need:

  • Card Stock
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Glue Googly Eyes

How To Make It:

  1. Cut a heart from colored card stock or heavy construction paper (use it as a template to make more).
  2. Punch a starter hole for each finger with a hold punch, then use scissors to enlarge the circle; a child’s finger should fit snugly through the holes.
  3. Decorate the heart with a paint pen or maker, adding facial features, and write your message on the back. Glue on the googly eyes.

 

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What You’ll Need:

  • Colored Paper
  • Tape
  • Ribbon

How To Make It:

  1. Cut heart shapes out of the colored paper, some a bit smaller than others. Tape the smaller and larger hearts together and write your Valentine message on them.
  2. Tape the hearts onto a length of ribbon, and tape (or tack) the ribbon, like a curtain, onto your child’s bedroom door frame.

 

Sweet Heart Krispie Treats 

What You’ll Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine
  • 6 C. mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
  • Red food coloring
  • 9 C. Rice Krispies cereal
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Plastic bags, yarn

sweet-heart-crispy-treat-valentines-day-recipe-photo-420-FF0202ALM4A01How To Make It:

  1. To begin, lightly coat a 10 by 15 inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef.
  3. Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet.
  4. With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.
  5. Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they’re ready for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts.

(Big thanks to Spoonful.com for these great craft and recipe ideas!)

 

Heather

Heather is a Pennsylvania native raised near an old coal-mining town. She has been traveling the world since she was 3 months old. Her destination was Germany and the list continued from the great Swiss Alps to the stunning Taj Mahal. In visiting these countries at a younger age – the wilderness, camping, climbing, and skiing was not in the picture, but she knew there was always something missing. It wasn’t until her mid-twenties when she returned back to her of roots of PA that it clicked and everything came full circle. Heather now resides in the grand state of Colorado (which every person should) to take on the mountains and climb every face CO has to offer.

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