This month for the first time ever for us here at Wonder Kids we are feeling the love! We are going to share 5 great fun crafts you can do with the kids this valentines. Lets kick off with these brilliant heart crayons.
These are super easy to make and you can even glue them onto a valentines card!
24 High quality crayons like Crayola, the high quality crayons contain more wax.
silicon heart mould
glue gun or even better glue dots
I have linked to everything below to save you time.
Unwrap all of the crayons – we like to use a variety of colors – yellow stands out well.
Preheat the oven to 200*.
Using a sharp knife, chop the crayons into 1/2″pieces (approx. – adults should do this step).
Place 3-4 colors into each heart shaped cavity in the silicone mold (depending on how many you are making).
Don’t be afraid to really fill the hearts and that the crayons are a little higher than the molds – they melt down!
Place the mold onto a parchment lined cookie sheet in case of leakage.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes and then check to ensure the wax is melted (depending on your oven it could take a few minutes longer but be sure to watch closely). Ours took 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, at least an hour, before popping the crayon hearts out of the molds.
Using a few glue dots attach the heart crayons to any valentines card
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I love this, it’s super simple, just take some nice A4 coloured card, fold it in half and draw around a hand as shown in the picture. Cut both sides of the A4 and when unfolded you have two hands with a heart in the middle. Now you can decorate it as you like.
Here you go, just print out the free download and get lots of Sweethearts , one person can be the caller and if the sentence matches what’s on your board you get to keep the sweet and add it to your board. The first person to complete a line wins.
Finger Print Heart Card
What you need:
2 sheets of white paper
ink pads – reds and pinks (you can also use finger paints)
First we need to make a heart stencil. The easiest way to go about it (in our honest opinion) is to fold a sheet of paper in half and draw a half-heart shape. You can easily cut the heart out then, just by cutting along the line.
Place the sheet of paper with the heart outline on top of a regular sheet of white paper. For younger kids you can secure it with some tape so it won’t move around while they get creative.
With a black marker, draw a tree withing the heart shape.
Now it is time to get messy with your fingers. Dab your fingers (thumbs and fingertips to get different shapes) in the ink pads and “stamp” them all over the heart shape. Do this until you are happy with how thick the leaves on the tree are :).
Remove the sheet of paper with the heart outline.
Draw the rest of the tree trunk, if necessary.
Pom Pom Monsters
I think we have saved the best till last, these cute little critters really stand out and get noticed.
Pom Pom Maker Set
Hot Glue Gun
How to make
First you’ll need to look at the instructions on the Pom Pom maker kit, it’s super simple, just practise with one or two. We found them and made our own Christmas tree decorations. I have linked to all the supplies needed opposite.
Once you have a good pom pom you will need to make the feet first using the felt. Cut a small heart out of a piece of felt, just slightly smaller than the pom pom itself. Hot glue the heart onto the bottom of the pom pom, leaving the top of the heart sticking out slightly to make “feet”.
Hot glue the google eyes onto the face of the pom pom monster. Now it’s time to make the antennae! Cut a pipe cleaner in half. Then fold each piece in half again and twist the two ends together a few times. Then hold the twisted ends while bending the top part of the pipe cleaner into a heart shape. Add hot glue to the twisted ends of the pipe cleaners and stick them into the top of the pom pom, and you have a Valentine’s Day pom pom monster!