Valentine’s Day is my FAVORITE holiday! I always go a bit overboard and tend to get cards and little trinkets for just about everyone I know. I can’t help myself, I just love spreading the love on a day that’s meant to focus on nothing but love for one another! Of course, being a Mom, I like to include my toddler in the gift-giving and craft-making process. The biggest challenge for me is always finding a craft that’s not only toddler-friendly , but keepsake worthy. This year, I think I nailed it!
With some help from my crafty cousin and Pinterest, we put together a lovely, not too complicated Valentine craft!
Here’s what you need:
- Scrapbook paper of various patterns (or pink and red construction paper)
- Photo of your child’s profile (preferably blowing a kiss)
- 1 sheet of Card-stock (color of your choice)
- A heart hole-punch was very useful, but you could always cut them out by hand.
1. Print the profile photo of your child. The most challenging part of this was getting my little girl to stand still enough for the picture! (Bribery came in handy.) Originally, I was going to cut out her silhouette and glue it to the solid colored card-stock, but the wall behind her turned out to look great! Instead, I just glued the whole photo to black card-stock to give it a nice frame.
2. Cut or hole-punch several various sized hearts. If your child is old enough they can certainly help with this step!
3. Allow your child to glue the hearts down. How you perform this step depends on the age of your child. For my almost-three-year-old, I put glue on the back of the hearts and allowed her to place them down.
4. For an extra bit of glitz, you can add rhinestone, glitter or any kind of sparkly hearts!
And that’s it folks! Just look at how adorable this simple Valentine’s Day craft turned out.
Give it a try and tag @thenashvillemom in the pics of your finished product! And, don’t forget to comment below with your favorite Valentine crafts to do with your kids!