For many parents, the idea of crafting with their kids causes more angst than excitement. I refer to it as the “Pinterest Phenomenon”— pressure from Pinterest-inspired crafts requiring an art degree and a craft cabinet of expensive supplies along with the dread of overwhelming messes. But fret no more and say goodbye to the artsy angst. Just gather your kids around the family table and share in a fun afternoon of crafting that your kids (and you) will love. These craft ideas are fun, easy, inexpensive, and create minimal mess. So jump into the Valentine’s Day spirit and bond with your kiddos over a few crafts anyone can pull off!
Melted Crayon Hearts
Painted Newspaper Hearts
Salt Dough Heart Necklaces
Valentine‘s Day Heart Tree
Crafting with your kids can be a fun way to celebrate the upcoming Valentine‘s Day holiday. No matter the craft, your kids are guaranteed to love you for the time and energy you put into a crafting day together. And always remember, sometimes the simplest, most inexpensive ideas are the best. Enjoy!
Jennifer Chung is a parenting expert and co-founder of Kinsights.com: part parenting community, part online health record. Kinsights provides parents with a safe place to seek answers to their questions while also helping them track their child’s health information. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. Connect with Kinsights at https://kinsights.com to learn more and sign-up! You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@kinsights).