Valentine Crafts For Toddlers

Now that Arthur is almost 3 he is becoming more and more interested in crafting.  He takes a lot of care and attention when doing a task and likes to make sure it’s right before showing someone.  For Christmas he received a magnetic drawing board and I can’t count the amount of times he has removed the picture because he made a mistake, he’s a little like me in that respect as I don’t like things to look wrong in my eyes and will repeat as many times as necessary until I get it right.  I only wish he looked for perfection in other areas outside of crafting!  I can’t understand how someone can be so precious about drawing a face yet muddle all of the play doh together until it resembles a brown mass.

Toddlers crafts valentines

The past week we have been making crafts for Valentines day on the 14th February.  We made a beautiful valentine frame that can be brought out each year and a weaved card that will go into Arthur’s memory box.

Valentine craft supplies

The frame is really easy and cheap to make.  I picked up a plane wooden frame for £1 and you can use an assortment if card, foam, buttons and glitter glue.

We prepared the frame first.  Arthur applied 4 blobs of red glitter glue and stuck a wooden heard on to one of the corners of the frame.  We left this to dry while we prepared the picture.

We stuck a red foam heart on to a piece of white card cut to fit the frame.  We then stuck wooden hearts on the foam and topped each one with a red button which we glued on with white glue.

Valentine frame

Once the picture was dry we secured it inside of the frame.

The card was a bit tricky to make.  We took inspiration from Danish weaving baskets which are traditionally made at Christmas.  I was determined to let Arthur try making these himself and offered very little help which makes the card more personalised.

valentine card

To make the valentine card you will need two pieces of felt, 1 piece of card, scissors and white glue.

Start by cutting out two long, flat ovals out of felt approximately 2 inches wide.

felt heart

Fold the oval shapes in half, and cut three parallel lines up towards the rounded edge and stop about an inch from the curve.

With the folds of each folded felt oval facing each other take the top part of one of the felt ovals and weave it over and under the other felt oval so that you see the colour change in every other slit. It should start to resemble checkerboard, continue until your heart shape is finished.

Valentine card

Glue the heart on to a piece of folded card and leave to dry.

What will you give your valentine this year?

*Some of the craft items used in this post were provided as part of the on-going Bostik Bloggers campaign

 



14 Responses to Valentine Crafts For Toddlers

  1. Leanne says:

    Such lovely ideas to get this children involved! I might try making my own valentines card this year to give to my husband! Let’s get crafty!

  2. Emma White says:

    that frame is just adorable and I am going to get the things to make it with the little people for sure

  3. Life as Mum says:

    These look fab! I will have to do some valentine crafts with my girls x

  4. Charli Blogs says:

    LOVE these!
    I’ve sent this post on to a couple of teacher friends I have 🙂
    x

  5. Rachel says:

    I love the use of buttons to make the photoframe really Valentine themed x

  6. Eve Redmond says:

    Ahh they are some lovely crafts! I think it’s very important for kids to do arts and crafts x

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Great ideas! My kids would love to make these.

  8. Tara | C&CO. says:

    This is so cute! I never did anything like this when I was younger, maybe at school.

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  9. These are lovely. My daughter would love to make something like this

  10. Ickle Pickle says:

    I love the weaved card – Pickle was 3 in October and loves crafting with me too. We had this box of goodies too and had great time! Kaz x

  11. What fab ideas, may have to do some crafting with Jack

  12. Umber Phoenix *My Make Up Life* says:

    that yankee candle peach cobbler candle sound amazing – wiill have to have a look for it.
    this will be the first year iv done valinties craft with my little one, looking forward to it

  13. deanna says:

    This is so so cute and such a good idea! It’s brilliant that you can craft together and really inspire creativity! The felt woven heart is such a genius idea.

  14. Jessica says:

    Those crafts are so cute, great for toddlers and adults alike. There’s nothing better than something handmade for V Day 🙂

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