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Toe-tally Awesome Valentine's Day Crafts

These toe-tally awesome Valentine's Day crafts are great for children of all ages from preschool to high school!

I Toe-ally Love You  or You're Toe-tally Awesome Craft  using a picture of a child's toe - This craft can be used for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, or to give to a grandparent on their birthday.  Decorate the toes to match the child and loved one.  Find directions on www.daniellesplace.com.

This craft can be used for Valentine's Day, Mother's, Father's Day, or for birthdays!

What you will need:

Six-Strand Floss - Used for embroidery, any colors will do, or use colors to match your hair and your loved one's hair.

Pens - We used Paper Mate Liquid Flair Porous-Point Pen, Medium Tip, 8-Pack, Fashion Colors

Craft Foam or thin ribbon

Aleene's Tacky Glue

A helper to take the picture or provide their toes

 

How to make the "I Toe-tally Love You" Card:

1. Make the toe wigs using embroidery floss. Wind the floss around a one-inch ruler or something similar about 10 times. Use another piece of floss to tie the strands together while it is still on the ruler. Pull the floss off the ruler and cut through all the strands at the opposite end of where you tied the floss.

2. To make the bow draw a bow shape on some craft foam or use a very thin piece of ribbon to tie a bow..

3. Draw faces on your two big toes, or find someone to do it for you. You can write the words on your feet and decorate them with hearts, but it won't be a clear as adding the words later in a photo-retouching program.

4. Glue the toe wigs and the bow to the top of your toes using tacky glue. You can also add other details such as hats, a necklace, tie, tiny baseball hat, etc.

5. Photograph the toes. Get as close as you can with your camera and still be in focus because you want the background to be blurry. If you are using a camera you can adjust, open up the shutter as far as you can to keep the background out of focus. We used F3.5 for this picture.

6. Upload your pictures to your computer and add a message using the word "toe-tally". Here are some examples:

You're toe-tally awesome!

You're toe-tally cool!

I'm toe-tally crazy about you!

Have a toe-tally Happy Birthday!

I Love You Toe-tally!

Jesus Toe-tally Loves You!

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Toe-tally Awesome Toe Print Craft

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What you will need:

Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Ink Pads or Easy-to-clean-up Paint

(We used the Melissa & Doug Rainbow 6 Color Stamp Pad and Center Enterprise Washable Primary Stamp Pad. They both worked well, but the Melissa and Doug ink pads aren't as big. The pads on the Enterprise inks are about 3" wide.

Markers

Newspapers or a Drop Cloth

 

 

How to Make the "Toe-tally Awesome!" Toe Print Card Craft:

1. Cover your working surface with newspapers or a drop cloth.

2. Have your children press the balls of their feet onto the stamp pad and then press them on the card stock. If you are using paint, place a thin layer over a sheet of paper and have your children press the ball of their feet into the paint.

3. If the finished toe print paper looks kind of messy, you can cut out the toe prints when the paint or ink is dry and glue them to another piece of paper.

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4. To finish have your children write a "toe-tally awesome" saying on their papers, and then add smiley faces and other embellishments.

Here are some examples:

You're toe-tally awesome!

You're toe-tally cool!

I'm toe-tally crazy about you!

Have a toe-tally Happy Birthday!

I Love You Toe-tally!

Jesus Toe-tally Loves You!

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Printable Valentine's Day Cards for Children

Printable Valentine's Day Cards Children Can Make - Children add things to each card to personalize them for their loved ones.  Go to www.daniellesplace.com/html/valentine-crafts-page-2.html for directions.

 

Children pick from eight different designs! Print out the cards and add embellishments.

1. I 'o-fish-ally' love you! - Glue on craft foam hearts in the shape of a fish. Cut one heart in half to make a fin, and glue on a googly eye. (You can use hearts cut from paper instead of craft foam hearts.)

2. I 'toe-tally' love you! - Dip your child's toes in paint or press them on a stamp pad and then press them on the card. Have your child draw faces and other features on the toe prints.

3. You're a star in my eyes! - Glue on a craft foam star or draw one on the card. Glue googly eyes on the star or draw the eyes on with a black Sharpie marker.

4. You are thumb-thing special! - Children dip their thumbs or other fingers in paint, or press them on a stamp pad, and then press them down on the paper to fill in the white areas.

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5. Owl always love you! - Use an owl craft foam shape or owl sticker, draw an owl on the card, or use the printable owl pictures (Available to members.)

6. Whooo loves you? I do! - Use an owl craft foam shape or owl sticker, or draw an owl on the card, or use the printable owl pictures (Available to members.)

7. I Love you! - Glue a googly eye over the eye and a craft foam heart, paper heart, or heart sticker over the heart shape.

Paw Prints Printable

8. I paws-itively Love You! - Glue on paw print stickers or paw print pictures, or use your cat or dog's paw to make prints. (Paw print pictures available to members.)

These Valentine's Day card patterns are available in color and black and white. Pick which cards you want to print out. You can print out all eight cards on two sheets of paper, or print out the same pattern, four cards per sheet of paper.

Members' Card card pattern

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Toddler Tested Craft

Logan has been busy preparing for Valentine's Day. He and his dad (and their dog, Shiloh) made enough Valentine's Day cards to give to their family and friends.

Toddlers will need lots of help completeing all these cards, but the results are satisfying. Gluing, cutting, inking, placing items on the paper are all skills used to complete these cards.

Watch the video on Youtube on Logan's Life.

Logan making a toe print
Logan making a toe print 2
Logan shows off his work!

 

"I'll Stick by You" Folding Craft Stick Card Craft

Folding Craft Stick Card - "I'll Stick by You" Valentine's Day Card Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com - Copyright

 

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks - 4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Acrylic Patio Paint

Permanent Markers, and a Pencil

Ribbon

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Valentine's Day Card:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Draw out your design on the craft stick canvas with a pencil. If you make a mistake, you can erase it. When you are happy with your design paint it with the acrylic paint. When the acrylic paint is dry use a black marker to outline your shapes and write the words.

You can write "I'll Stick by You Forever" on the sticks or use other sayings such as "Stick with me, Valentine", "Let's stick together", "Thanks for sticking around!", or "I'll stick by your side."

Watch a video on how to make the folding craft stick canvas.

  

 

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Snowman Valentine Box Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Tissue Box

White Card Stock (Heavy Paper)

Black Acrylic Paint

Scissors

One Orange, Two White Pom Poms, and Black Pompoms

One-inch Wiggle Eyes

Paper Glue (Elmer's Rubber Cement )

Low Temperature Glue Gun and Glue

Black and White Craft Foam

Sharpie Permanent Markers

 

How to Make the Snowman Valentine's Day Box:

1. Paint the inside of the tissue box black.

2. Cover the entire tissue box with white card stock (Heavy paper) using Elmer's Rubber Cement.

3. Cut a rectangle tooth shape from white craft foam. Cut the stick arms and hair from black craft foam. Glue them to the box as shown in the picture.

3. Cut the orange pompom into a carrot shape and glue it to the box. Glue on the eyes and draw eyebrows on with a black Sharpie marker.

4. Glue the white pompoms on for the feet and use black pompoms for the buttons.

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"My Heart Sings for You"

"You Make My Heart Sing" Valentine's Day Craft from www.daniellesplace.com - Copyright 2014

What you will need:

Colorful Paper

Markers

Copies of Love Songs

Paper Glue

 

How to Make the "You Make My Heart Sing" Paper Craft:

1. Make copies of your favorite love songs.

2. Fold the song sheets in half and cut half heart shapes on the fold to make hearts.

3.Glue the heart shape onto a piece of colorful paper, and write "You Make My Heart Sing!" next to the heart and a message at the bottom of the page.

4. Decorate the paper with musical notes and other doodles.

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"My Heart 'Beets' For You!" Valentine's Day Card Craft

"My Heart 'Beets' for You!" Valentine's Day Card  Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com - Copyright 2014

Children use real beets to make heart "beets"!

What you will need:

Two-inch Beets

Paper

Markers

 

How to make the Card:

1. Before class cut a beet in half and boil it in water until it starts to get soft.

2. Print out the pattern (Printable Pattern available to members.) and make copies.

3. Press cooked beet halves onto the pattern paper to make imprints of the beets. If you don't want to use cooked beets, you can just trace around the outside of the beet, or draw a beet on the paper. Write "My Heart 'Beets' for You! or "You make my heart beet" next to the beet print if you aren't using the pattern.

You can also write "My heart (place two beet imprints on the picture) and then "for you!"

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Owl Valentine's Day Box

Valentine's Day Card Holder Craft - Owl Valentine Box made from an Oatmeal Box from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Brown Card Stock

PrismaColor Colored Pencils

Glue

Scissors

Clear Tape

Oatmeal Box

Knife

 

How to Make the Owl Valentine's Day Box:

1. Cover the sides of the oatmeal box with the brown card stock. Tape it to the box with clear tape.

2. Draw the head and wing shapes from the same colored card stock. Outline the drawn lines with a black sharpie marker. Color in the eyes, nose, and feet with colored pencils. (A printable pattern is available to members.)

3. Cut heart shapes from white or colored paper and glue them to the body of the owl.

4. Cut a slit in the plastic lid with a knife so the cards can be inserted into the box without opening it.

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You Hold the Keys to my Heart Paper Keys and Heart Craft for Kids

"You Hold the Keys to my Heart" Valentine's Day Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

Children of all ages will love this Valentine's Day Craft!

Have them write things they admire about a loved one on each key.

The patterns for this craft are available to members. The back of the heart says, "You Hold the Keys to My Heart!

What you will need:

Colorful Card stock (Heavy Paper)

Pipe Cleaners - Chenille Stems (Any Color) or Zip ties

Pens or markers

Scissors

Hole Punch

 

How to Make the Key Craft:

1. Cut key shapes and heart shapes from different colors of card stock.

2. Have your children write things they like about a friend or parent on the keys and then draw a happy face on one side of the heart shape and the words "You Hold the Keys to My Heart! on the other.

3. Punch holes in the keys and the heart and string them together with a pipe cleaner.

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Minion Valentine's Box Card Holder Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Kleenex Box - We used a Puffs Kleenex Box

Yellow Patio Paint and Blue Patio Paint

Craft Foam - Black, Pink, Brown, and White, Yellow

Animal Craft Eyes

Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

How to Make the Minion Valentine's Day Card Holder:

1. Paint the entire box yellow and let it dry. You may need three coats of paint to cover the design on the box completely. Let the paint dry between each coat.

2. Cut the tongue, arms, hands, hair, glasses and teeth from craft foam and glue them to the box using a low temperature glue gun.

3. Cut 1 1/2" circles from white craft foam for the eyes and glue them to the box. To make the goggles cut a thin strip of brown or tan craft foam and glue it around the edge of the eyes. Cut strips of black craft foam for the goggle straps.

4. Glue the teeth and tongue to the inside of the box.

5. To finish draw the outfit with a pencil and then paint the outfit blue. When the paint is dry outline the outfit with a black marker.

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We would love to see your minions. If you make a minion, send us a picture and we will put it up here.

 

 

Blushing Penguin Valentine's Day Card Holder Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Empty Oatmeal Box

Pink, Orange, and Purple Acrylic Paint

White Paper and Card stock

Black Sharpie Marker

Paper or Styrofoam Bowl

Large Pompom

Low Temperature Glue Gun

Clear Tape

 

How to Make the Penguin Valentine Box:

1. Cover the entire oatmeal box with white paper using clear tape of glue.

2. Paint the penguin pink leaving the stomach and face white.

3. Draw wings, beak, eyes, and feet onto card stock, paint them, cut them out, and glue them to the oatmeal box.

4. Paint the paper bowl, glue a pompom to the top, and then glue it to the lid of the oatmeal box.

Children remove the hat to insert their Valentine's Day cards.

Created by Danielle Warvel

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"I'd Like to Give You a Great Big Bug Hug." Valentine's Day Card Craft

love bug Valetine's Day Craft for kids

What you will need: Card Stock, crayons or markers, pipe cleaners, scissors, tape or glue, pink paper.

What to do:

1. Print out the pattern (Available to members) and make copies.

2. Have the children color the bugs body, hands, and boots and cut them out.

3. Cut out heart shapes for the wings and feelers.

4. Cut pipe cleaners for the legs and tape to the back of the bug.

5. Glue the back of the bug's body onto the front to cover up the pipe cleaners.

6. Tape pink hearts on the back of the bug for wings and tiny hearts at the end of the bug's feelers.

7.Glue or tape the boots and hands to the ends of the pipe cleaners.

Just wanted to let you know that our Sunday School children made your Big Bug Hug cards for the kids away at college and we mailed them to them. I just spoke to a mother of one of the recipients and she said that her daughter thought the bugs were really neat and that she enjoyed receiving it. We also made the "Can you keep a secret" mice heart cards for the shut-ins and put them in a bag with some cookies. They all were very happy to receive them also.
Thank you for your great ideas for crafts and lessons. Our children really enjoy them. Sincerely, Beth Bennington

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"I Hold You in My Heart!" Valentine Card Craft

i hold you in my heart valentine card craft

What you will need:

Paper, construction paper (red or pink)

Scissors

Crayons or markers

Paper

Glue

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out the Card Pattern and make copies. Print out the Rabbit Pattern and cut the rabbits out. Cut around the rabbit's paw up to the rabbit's chin.

2. In class have the children color the cards and the rabbits.

3. Cut a slit in the heart and slide the rabbit into the heart so that the paws are hanging over the edge of the slit.

4. Glue the card onto a piece of construction paper, but don't glue too close to the rabbit so that he can be removed from the heart.

* To make this craft easier you can use Card Pattern 2. This pattern has the rabbit drawn on the heart.

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Valentine Windsock Craft

valentine windsock

What you will need: Card Stock, red and pink crepe paper streamers, yarn, hole punch, stapler, tape.

1. Before class print out the Pattern and make copies onto card stock.

What to do:

2. In class have the children color the windsock.

3. When they are finished have them tape or staple red and pink crepe paper streamers onto the bottom back of the pattern.

4. Roll the pattern up and staple the ends together.

5. Punch a hole at the top of the roll on opposite sides and tie yarn to make a loop to hang the wind socks.

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You Can Find Even More Valentine Crafts on
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Memory Cross Valentines Day Cards

Memory Cross Valentine's Day Cross
Memory Cross Valentine's Day Card

These cards from Memory Cross Inc. are a great way for children to spread the Word on Valentines Day.

You can find more Valentine's Day Crafts on the Valentine's Day Crafts Page 1.