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Valentine's Day crafts for the kiddos and you

Save countless hours on Pinterest and see which of the following crafts for kids fit your style without requiring you to dig deep in your pocket. Start a new family tradition this Valentine’s Day with crafts that will make classmates gasp in amazement and have your house looking like Cupid’s castle.

These kid-friendly Valentine's Day crafts are for the home, for school, and for a loved one. Yes, you can make your own chalkboard mug with a personalized message.

For the home

Put away your winter wonderland décor and swap it for a new kind of glamor, which asks for more play time, kisses, and hugs. Begin by making colorful homemade play dough in less than 30 minutes. This can be an activity that replaces watching television. All you need is flour, vegetable oil, salt, water, cream of tartar, and Kool-Aid (the magic ingredient that gives those pink and red hues).

While you are waiting for the play dough to cool, make a bouquet of hearts. First, have your kids help you find fallen branches or twigs. All you need now is colored construction paper, scissors, and a vase. Voila! You now have a new center piece made by you.

Now, what is Valentine’s Day without a special treat that is hassle-free, and above all, satisfies your sweet tooth? Try this healthy creation of fruit kabobs! It is easy enough to have many helping hands join in, and nutritious enough to keep you and the kiddos coming back for more.

For school

Have your kids been asking you to buy Valentine’s Day cards since the end of last month? If you are thinking of buying pre-made cards, these jaw-dropping cards will make you think again. Create your own print-outs, with clever sayings (with themes) such as: “Have a Super Valentine’s Day!” or “Orange you glad we’re friends?” If you prefer to opt out of candy, try the fortune cookie valentine or other creative crafts. See also eye-popping ideas for valentine boxes, which use materials such as paper plates, tissue boxes, and more.

For a loved one

Personalize your gifts for a family member, co-worker, teacher, or spouse using by adding meaning to it. You can make it simple by making your own card with your baby’s footprints, with the following message: “From the tip of my toes, to the bottom of my heart…” Make an adventure out of your day and go pick out some paint swatches. Each kid can pick their favorite colors. Then, make a bookmark with a heart hole-punch and a small ribbon. If you want to go the extra mile, try making chalkboard mugs for that special loved one.

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