Construction Paper Is Perfect For Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for children to make really fun crafts.  A quick and easy choice for making Valentine’s crafts is construction paper.  Kids can make gifts for their friends and family that turn out really nicely just using construction paper.

Construction paper comes in multiple shades and this can be really fun for layering crafts.  You can buy multiple shades of pink and multiple shades of red and you might want to buy some white, as well.

The obvious first project is paper hearts. Kids can use safety scissors to cut out heart tracings. They can draw big and small hearts out of red and white sheets of construction paper. What I like to call alligator teeth scissors can be used to cut out some of the hearts and give them a unique edged design.

Red, white, and pink are the usual colors of Valentine’s Day but don’t object if the kids want to use other colors as well. They are being creative and creativity should be encouraged. A purple or green heart will be made with just as much love as a red one.

Kids can use large stencils to make letters that spell out Happy Valentine’s Day. Each letter is made out of construction paper and can be any color that the kids wish it to be. When they are done cutting out the letters they can glue them to a string of yarn and make a banner. Add a little glitter or stickers to make the letters stand out even more. You can display their handiwork in a doorway or on the living room wall.

Kids can decorate other items for Valentine’s Day, too. Adding a few tiny pieces of red or pink construction paper to a vase or picture frame can turn it into a special gift with a love theme.

Construction paper along with some love stamps can create feel-good buttons for the entire family to wear for Valentine’s Day. The kids can stamp to their hearts content and then cut out shapes around the designs to give to family and classmates. A piece of rolled tape or a small safety pin can fix the “love button” to any shirt or jacket.

Construction paper doesn’t cost much and it is a wonderful way for kids to have fun at Valentine’s Day. With simple items found around the house like construction paper, crayons, markers and scissors, crafts are easy to make at a moment’s notice.


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3 Responses to “Construction Paper Is Perfect For Valentine’s Day Crafts”

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  2. Niche Topics Says:

    Great share, thank you! My kids make flowers using colored tissue paper and give them out to the kids in the hospital. We’ll try some of your ideas next time :)

  3. Laurie@Gift Baskets for Women Says:

    Nice ideas. My kids used to make cards out of construction paper for Valentines Day. Then we would make a Valentines Day box. We would all put our kids for each other in there, and then after a special Valentines dinner, we would open up the box and “deliver” the cards. It was fun!

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