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Valentine's Day Crafts: DIY Wreath, Crayon Hearts

These crafts make great Valentine's Day gifts and you can get the kids involved.

The best Valentine's Day gifts are the ones that are crafted with love. Here's two super-easy projects that your kids will enjoy making (with some help from an adult) to give to their Valentines.

Ribbon Heart Wreath

This unbelievably easy craft by Kristin Blankenship was recently featured on Macaroni Kid Hempstead. The project was inspired by a wreath found on Pinterest, but has been tweaked it to make it simpler and faster for busy Moms!

Supplies

Foam heart-shaped wreath, available at hobby stores

Ribbon (1 Spool of 1.5” ribbon and six to ten spools of different colors/patterns)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  1. Wrap the 1.5 inch ribbon around the wreath form and hot glue (you made need to make some small cuts to get the ribbon around the heart form)
  2. Cut the remaining ribbon into 4 ½ inch sections, it will take approximately 120 pieces
  3. Fold the ribbon pieces in half and hot glue them together at the bottom
  4. Glue the loops on the wreath, using the different colored ribbons equally
  5. Tie a loop on the back of the wreath and hang on a wreath hanger

Valentine Crayon Hearts

Have boxes of broken crayons around the house? This quick and very affordable craft can turn those worn-down crayons into cute Valentine's Day gifts for Moms or your child can hand them out to their classmates. We found this project on Grin and Bake It.

Supplies

Heart molds (available at most Michaels and Target stores)

Crayons 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 250°.
  2. Fill each mold with crayon pieces and bake until the crayons melt, about 10 to 15 minutes. Tip: Place a sheet pan under the crayons to catch any drips.
  3. Once they’re cool, remove the hearts from the molds and smooth any rough edges by rubbing them on a piece of scrap paper.
  4. Use small pieces of foam tape to stick each heart to a 3-inch circle cut from card stock, then add your message.
  5. Optional: Add a message on your heart.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Have another great craft you'd like to share with our readers? Post a link or brief explanation in the space below.

Natalie MILLER February 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM
i won the compation cause of you
Sue Reichert February 13, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thanks for the link to the Macaroni Kids website! I had no idea this website existed- it's got a lot of great ideas and information!
Tara Conry (Editor) February 13, 2012 at 03:51 PM
You're welcome Sue! Enjoy!
Tara Conry (Editor) February 13, 2012 at 03:51 PM
What competition was that?
Jiggy jay ndohnum February 14, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Happy valentins day you'll..

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