By: Darcy Kelley
With cutouts of Cupid pointing his arrow at your heart and frilly boxes of candy popping up all over, it’s a sure sign that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Below are some cute, clever ways to share your love and spread some Valentine joy to those around you.
Kool-Aid valentine’s day gift
You’re Kool. Making your own Valentine’s is as easy as buying flavored singles for water and adding a sweet message like the example above. Just purchase your favorite soft drink mix, make a message to attach to the package, and hand out with bottles of water. A simple way to show someone you are thinking of them.
Mousy valentine’s day treat
Mice to know you! Here is a clever craft/Valentine treat that is sure to please the young and old alike.
Description: Made of two candy kisses and a heart-shaped set of ears, these tiny critters are almost too cute to eat. Materials:
Ear and foot template (from familyfunmag.com)
- Card stock paper
- Candy kisses
- Tacky glue
- Gray yarn
- Googly eyes
Directions: Print the ear and foot templates on cardstock and cut out the shapes. Remove the paper flags from two Hershey’s Kisses. Fold the feet where shown on the template, then use tacky glue to sandwich the feet and ears between the Kisses. Glue a 4-inch length of gray yarn to the underside of the back kiss. Add googly eyes. Attach the mouse a cheese-shaped piece of card stock with a glue dot, then write a note. Suggested messages: Mice to Know You! You’re Really Mice! Be Mice!
Here is a fun idea that kids or adults can do. First, pick a pretty vase. Next, find all sorts of buttons at your local craft or fabric store. You can stick to a color theme or make it unique by picking all sorts of colors. It is also up to you what size of buttons you want; the photo above shows a variety of sizes that help create the heart shape. You can also find pretty ribbon at the craft or fabric store to tie around your vase. Once you have all your items, use a glue gun or glue that dries clear and start attaching your buttons. You can make a heart like the photo above or spell the word LOVE. Use your imagination to come up with your own unique design.
All you need is a piece of paper or cardstock to make the base, tissue paper, pencil and glue. First, fold the paper in half and draw a half a heart. Then draw another half heart inside of that one and cut it out. Next, cut your tissue paper into squares around 1.5-2 inches. Wrap a tissue paper square around the eraser end of a pencil and dip it in glue. Then stick to the heart base. Continue until you’ve covered the heart. If you’re crafting with younger kiddos or ones with short attention spans it would be a good idea to make the heart smaller. This one takes a while. http://sweetandsimpleliving.com/valentines-crafts-for-kids-tissue-paper-heart/#
Have fun and be creative with these ideas, but don’t forget the best part, sharing what you make with others! Happy Valentine’s Day!
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