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We can't stop making these paper plate butterflies! It's so interesting to see what patterns form!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Washable Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pom Poms
  • Shredded Paper Strips (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Fold paper plate in half.

Step 2: Add drops of washable paint to one side of the paper plate.

Step 3: Fold paper plate in half and press down. Open and allow to dry.

Step 4: Cut folded paper plate into wing shapes.

Step 5: Glue top wings to bottom wings and glue pom pom head and pipe cleaner antennae to body.

Step 6: Optional, glue shredded paper strips just below the head for texture.

Simple materials. Simple to make. Go ahead - try to make just one!

 

Tell your Valentine they are a masterpiece with this art frame made from mostly recycled items!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock (white)

Create it!

Step 1: Cut a rectangle frame from cardboard.

Step 2: Paint frame and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut yarn, tie to frame and wind it around. Tie yarn and cut when finished.

Step 4: Cut heart shapes from recycled boxes.

Step 5: Glue hearts to frame.

Step 6: Glue white cardstock to back of the frame and cut to fit.

Add a colored pencil or pen for little valentine's to draw their very own work of art! It's a gift that keeps giving!

Whether you want to tell your Valentine that he or she is "snow wonderful" or "snow sweet" these Valentine snowman badges are just the thing!

Start with:

  • Cardstock (white, orange, black, red, pink)
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Hot Glue Gun*

*Supervise closely so little hands aren't burned, or join in the fun and do this part while your little one watches.

Create it!

Click here for steps 1 -1 0.

 

Step 11: Fold pipe cleaner in half and twist together. Cut two small pink hearts and glue to each side of the pipe cleaner to create earmuffs.

Step 12: Glue earmuffs to snowman's head.

Step 13: Cut out red heart and two red ribbon pieces, glue together.

Step 14: Glue snowman head to the red heart.

Valentine's Day is such a sweet time to make others feel special and loved. Use these sweet snowman to help deliver that message!

 

 

Hearts, Xs and Os - so many fun shapes at Valentine's Day! We used cardboard from our recycle bin and some paint to make this fun collaborative piece of Valentine artwork!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 1 inch Hole Punch (optional)

Create it!

Step 1: Have your little one paint a piece of cardboard. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut out heart shapes and short strips (to glue together to form the letter x) and use hole punch or cut circles for the letter o.

Step 3: Let your little one glue the Valentine cardboard pieces to the piece of painted cardboard.

Step 4: Finish with a little contrasting color paint. (We used red!)

We used a mixture of cardboard with colors already printed on them and painted a few pieces of standard uncolored cardboard. So much fun to see what your little artist will create!