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Valentine Crafts

Bumblebee craft

“Bee” Mine Toilet Paper Roll Craft

My “Bee Mine” Valentine’s bee sounds like a bee and acts like a bee, but is a bit pinker than the garden variety.  If you do not have a printer, just take a peek at the templates and draw the pieces out yourself!

Materials:

  • toilet paper roll or cardboard tube,
  • a printer,
  • paper,
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • something to color with (if you’ve opted for the B&W version).

Craft Instructions:

  • Print out the Valentine’s Day template of choice.
  • Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
  • Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
  • Bend the tabs on the face and glue onto the end of the tube.
  • Glue on the stripes, stinger, wings and antennas.
  • Glue on the hearts in whatever way you choose to decorate the bee and/or wings.

Alternative Decorating Ideas:

  • Use sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate or in place of some of the hearts.
  • Use the template for the black and white printer on white paper and colour in the pieces with crayon, marker, paint, etc.
  • Use the template for the black and white printer on pink or red coloured construction paper.

Alternative Decorating Ideas:

  • Use sparkles, sparkle glue, or felt to decorate or in place of some of the hearts.
  • Use the template for the black and white printer on white paper and colour in the pieces with crayon, marker, paint, etc.
  • Use the template for the black and white printer on pink or red coloured construction paper.
  • Butterfly craftValentine’s Day Butterfly Craft
 

You can seal the bottom the this cardboard tube craft (just glue on a circle of paper).  Then fill it with cinnamon hearts (or other candies) and seal to top.   What a cool way to give a Valentine’s treat to a friend!

Materials:

  • toilet paper roll or cardboard tube (if using a tp roll, don’t use the craft as a holder for candies),
  • a printer,
  • paper,
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • something to color with (if you’ve opted for the B&W version).

Craft Instructions:

  • Print out the Valentine’s Day template of choice.
  • Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces.
  • Glue the large rectangular piece on first to cover the tube.
  • Glue on the head and the six hands (have the children count the hands.  Butterflies have 6 legs).
  • Color and cut the wings template (you’ll need to print two)
    • Glue the hearts together (biggest to smallest).
    • Have your child sort biggest to smallest as an educational activity (for 3 year olds).
    • If you are precutting everything, you may prefer to cut out your own hearts from construction paper instead of using the wings template (it’s quicker to fold construction paper and cut than it is to cut out the templates).  But if you’re giving your child practice with scissors, then the templates are great.
  • Glue the wings onto the back of the tp roll.

Craft Templates:

  • Close template window when done printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).

Butterfly template   (color)   or   (B&W)

Butterfly wings template (print 2)   (color)   or    (B&W)

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Emoji Valentine’s Day Card Holder

crown hat

Contributed by Kaitlyn Guenther

One of the best parts of Valentine’s Day is the recieving and giving of valentine’s day cards. When I was little I would spend an entire weekend with my mom putting together Valentine’s day treats for all of my classmates. Then, in class, we would all go around and deliver our cards and treats to each others Valentine’s holders.

This craft is a very cute version of a Valentine’s Day card holder, and the adorable emoji theme adds some extra excitment.

Materials:

  • printer and paper,
  • something to color with (if using the B&W template)
  • two paper plates,
  • yellow paint,
  • paintbrush,
  • scissors,
  • glue stick,
  • tape,
  • wool or embroidery thread (yellow, red, or pink),
  • OPTIONAL: construction paper

Instructions:

  • Print template of choice.
  • Color as necessary (if using the B&W version).
  • Cut out the template pieces (the pieces of the emoji face are8 the same angle as they should be when you glue them to the paper plate, this should help with positioning).
  • Paint the bottom of one paper plate yellow, and let dry.
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftOnce dry gut the paper plate in half (you only need on half).
  • Glue the emoji face template pieces onto the painted paper plate half.
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftPut the rims of the plates together so that it forms a sort of pouch. (Optional: You can paint the inside of the second paper plate if you want. I left it white becaue I thought the emoji face stood out more).
  • Hold the paper plates in place with tape, string, or bull clips.
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftWith a hole punch, punch holes all the way around the edge of the half plate, but through both plates.
  • Tie wool in a knot around the first hole. (If you don’t have wool you can use other string, like embroidery thread, but I recommend using a few lengths of it to keep the plates secure).
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftWith the wool, “lace” the half plate to the full plate. (you can “sew” the plates together using any stitch you like) — I have a simple whip stitch pictured, but you could do a running stitch or a blanket stitch.
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftWrite one letter of your name onto each smaller heart until you spell out your name. (We’ve included these in the templates, but you can also cut these out of construction paper if you’d prefer).
  • Valentine's Day card holder emoji craftGlue the hearts onto the top of the paper plate so that it shows your name.
  • Hang onto the wall or bulletin board and use the pouch to hold Valentine’s Day cards.

Templates:

  • Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
  • Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).

Heart Eyes    (color)   or   (B&W)

Blowing a Kiss    (color)   or   (B&W)

Wonderful Ideas!!!

 

 

 


 

 

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