{Play} Valentine’s Day Art, Craft & Activity Ideas For Kids

February 7, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

I never said I wouldn’t post more Valentine’s ideas…just that I thought you might be sick of them! I’ve given you a few, like our

but here’s one more – not necessarily the last!

Heart Attack

I got this idea from who Liz of Made On Maple, who guest blogged at Toddler Approved during their 100 Acts of Kindness Project (still going on, by the way!).  Our version was Salt Dough Heart Ornaments in a paper bag painted with hearts.

First, we made Salt Dough Hearts using the same recipe we used for our Salt Dough Handprints, only this time we used white flour instead of wheat flour and regular salt instead of coarse salt.  This made for whiter, smoother, prettier salt dough pieces.

I punched holes in some of them to try a little lacing with baker’s twine and ribbon.

Jane shouldn’t get all the fun!  (Although, if I had made the holes slightly larger, she would have been able to lace these salt dough ornaments, too).

But, she was more than happy to paint these little beauties.

And she had some fun of her own with the leftover salt dough.

I love when we do a project together and we get to compare our creative outcomes side by side:

Says a lot either about our age difference or our differences in personality!  Which do you prefer?  (Trick question).

Finally, Jane painted hearts that I outlined on a paper bag.

We filled the bag with hearts and when Hubby came home from a business trip, we gave him a love attack!

 

Here are some other fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day ideas from some of the most awesome bloggers around:

Mama Pea Pod, Let Kids CreateMy Creative FamilyHands on: as we growLa Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life,  AngeliqueFelix.comThe Golden GleamTeach PreschoolCritters and CrayonsLiving at the Whitehead ZooThe Iowa Farmer’s WifeNurturestoreKitchen Counter ChroniclesThe Chocolate Muffin TreeJamie’s JumbleThe Outlaw Mom BlogMama SmilesThe Mommies Made Me Do ItDinosaurs and OctopusesMom to 2 Posh Lil DivasToddler ApprovedMessy KidsRainy Day Mum, JDaniel4sMomGlittering MuffinsRed Ted ArtMommy and Me Book ClubPutti PrapanchaDilly-Dali ArtCreative Connections for KidsMommy LabsDe tout et de rien: Activités pour le PréscolaireImagination Soup.netRockabye ButterflyClassified: MomKids Creative ChaosA Mom with A Lesson PlanPlayDrMomRainbowsWithinReachLiving Montessori NowCurly BirdsGrowing A Jeweled RoseThe Home TeacherA Little Learning For TwoSun Hats and Wellie BootsThe Imagination TreeMummy Mummy MumCritters and CrayonsLa-La’s Home DaycareCome Together Kids,TinkerlabDirt and BoogersMultiple Mummy.  Please link up your faves, too!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Chrissy – who has written posts on The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Creative Living in a Conventional World.


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