If you’re like us, you’re scrambling to make one hundred homemade Valentines for your children’s classroom Valentine’s Day Exchange and need something quick, cheap, and fun. Lucky for all you last-minute crafters, we’re sharing our simple Magic Heart Wands that will help your child spread some love this Valentine’s Day.
All you need is:
- A bucket of foam sticker hearts (good thing you waited until the last minute because they are 50% now!); and
- Paper straws
My preschooler and pre-kindergartener loved searching through the different colors and sizes of foam hearts to come up with matching pairs and spent the entire evening making wands. It was a great fine motor activity as well since they had to work extra hard to match up the sticker pairs evenly.
Their favorite part was experimenting to see how many wands they could put together into a Mega Wand. And of course, they eventually turned their Heart Wands into swords and duked it out until bedtime.
Love is a battlefield.
For more homemade Valentine ideas, check out some of our other Valentine’s Day crafts:
We also made Homemade Salt Dough Valentine’s Necklaces this year. The recipe is so simple: 1 cup flour + 1 cup salt + .5 cup warm water. Knead until smooth and stretchy, then bake at 200 degrees for about 3-5 hours until dry. Tip: the thinner the better for quicker drying and remember to poke the holes before you bake!
Happy Valentine’s Day and keep #RaisingThinkingKids!