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Pinch one end of an empty paper towel roll into a heart shape. Dip it into paint, then stamp hearts all over a sheet of paper. This can easily be made into a card or wrapping paper.
Shape a wire coat hanger into a large heart, and snip off the hook end. Cut fabric scraps into short strips, and tie them around the wire until the entire heart is covered.
Cut hearts from cardstock, and add a small slit to the middle of each. Slide one end of a drinking straw into each slit, and tie a few ribbons onto the other end.
Valentine Pencil Topper
Feed one end of a colorful pipe cleaner through the holes in a heart-shaped button. Twist the rest of the pipe cleaner around the eraser end of a pencil.
Use a heart-shaped paper punch to cut small hearts from brightly colored cardstock. Thread a needle with embroidery floss, and run a stitch in and out through each heart, leaving a small space between each one. Line them up side-by-side for a garland or up-and-down for a decoration that dangles.
Paint four wooden blocks red. After the paint dries, cover one side with patterned paper. Cut the letters L-O-V-E out of white cardstock, and glue those on top of the pattered paper. Cover each block with decoupage medium.
Cut a heart out of one color of fabric and a smaller heart out of another color. Using fusible interfacing, attach them, stacked one on top of the other, to a plain tea towel. Stitch around the edge of each heart, and sew ribbon along the bottom of the towel.
For an easy collection container for your children’s Valentines, stand up a grocery sack. Fold down the top and staple it shut. Cut a hole in one side for cards to be slid into. Collapse the bag, so you can decorate the front with paints or markers. When it’s dry, stand the bag back up, so it’s ready to receive Valentines.
Chains of Love
Cut construction paper into one-inch strips. Fold one strip in half, and loop the ends up, so the strip forms a heart. Staple the heart shut. Before shaping the next strip, slide it through the first heart, so you end up with a linked chain of hearts.
Cut a coffee filter into a heart, and scribble all over it with washable markers. Spritz it with water until the colors blend together. After the heart dries, hang it in a window.
Heat ¼ cup of cornstarch and ½ cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth, thick and translucent. While this cornstarch glue cools, set a heart-shaped cookie cutter on a sheet of parchment paper. Dip lengths of yarn into the glue, and squeeze off any excess. Coil the yarn into the cookie cutter. Keep going until the heart is full. Allow the craft to dry before removing the cookie cutter.
Break peeled red, white and pink crayons into pieces. Fill the cups of an old mini muffin tin with the pieces, and bake it in a 275 degree oven for seven to eight minutes. When the crayons are cool, remove them from the tin. Use an unfolded paper clip to scratch a heart design onto the top of each crayon.
Cut a pink bar of soap in half, and use a butter knife to carve each half into a heart shape. Smooth out rough edges with a washcloth.
Thread pink or red buttons onto a length of thin, colored wire. Leave space at each end, so you can twist the two ends together once all the buttons are on. Shape the wire into a heart, and add a ribbon hanger.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God. —1 John 4:7
Feel the love this Valentine’s Day with these 14 family crafts!