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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!

Simple to make and fun to wear for Valentine's Day or all year round!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Embroidery Thread
  • String or Yarn
  • Paper Straws

Create it!

Step 1: From cardboard, cut out heart shape. We used a recycled box with red already on one side.

 

Step 2: Punch holes around outside of the heart.

Step 3: String embroidery thread through holes, creating desired pattern using one or multiple colors.

Step 4: Cut a paper straw into six pieces. String three on each side of string or yarn and attach to cardboard heart.

We made this one with traditional Valentine colors but thinking we might try rainbow for our next one!

Do you think your Valentine is a-MAZE-ing? What better way to let them know how MARBLE-ous you think they are than with a gigantic heart shaped marble maze?!!!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock (same color as paint)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Glue Gun
  • Box Cutter or Utility Knife
  • Pencil
  • Single Hole Punch
  • String
  • Round Wooden Bead

Create it!

Step 1: From cardboard, cut out large heart.

Step 2: Paint cardboard heart and allow to dry.

Step 3: Draw maze design in pencil on large heart.

Step 4: Score pencil design with box cutter or utility knife. (Adults handle this part!)

Step 5: Cut 2 inch by 11 inch strips from heavy cardstock.

Step 6: Fold 1/3 of strip and glue to edges of the heart - all the way around the outside edge.

Step 7: Cut 1 inch by 11 inch strips of cardstock and fit into the scored maze lines.

Step 8: Punch a hole on edges of heart maze. Tie a string through with the wooden bead attached to keep the "marble" with the maze.

This is a really large Valentine but such a fun surprise for a special day - if you can keep it a secret until then!!!