Five – 5 Minute Valentine’s Day Crafts
We don’t make a big deal of Valentine’s Day around here. But this year, I’m really looking forward to putting a little effort into it.
As my boys are growing by the minute and crazier by the second, I want to make as many memories with them as possible. One way to do that is to do crafts with them. But honestly, I don’t have a lot of time to get elaborate crafts ready or the money to buy billions of supplies for one little craft. If I’m going to do a craft, it needs to be easy to prepare, easy on the wallet, and quick to do.
I put together a list of Five-5 Minute budget friendly Valentine’s Day crafts that anyone can do with their kids. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or have a job outside the home, you can do these with your children in just a few minutes. They’ll be happy that their little fingers are busy and you’ll feel like a rock star mom because you actually did a holiday craft with your kids. Seriously though, am I the only one who gives themselves a big old pat on the back after doing a craft with their kids??
So here are my five super easy 5 Minute Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts
1. Make play dough. Here is an easy Playdough recipe from Before and After TV on YouTube. After you’ve made the play dough with your kids, have them make hearts and spell out the word “LOVE.” Awww. Making play dough is a great way to introduce cooking to kids. If you don’t want to make play dough, here is an affiliate link for a super cute Assortment Bag of Valentine’s Play-doh from Amazon.
2. Handmade Valentine’s Day Cards. Have your children draw pictures of the people they love. Let them decide who they are for. If they do draw any pictures of their extended family or friends, have them mail it to them. You will probably need to help out. ❤️ If they draw pictures of the loved ones who live inside the home, have them place the card on the recipient’s pillow the night before Valentine’s Day. 🙂
Here’s my son making a Valentine’s card for his cousin.
3. Pin the tail on the donkey…with a Valentine’s Day twist.
Cut out a paper heart and put some gummy putty on the back. Put your children’s favorite poster on the wall. Pick the target and blindfold the player. You can pick a new target every time. This should provide lots of laughs.
4. The Art Heart. Tape a small paper heart on a larger piece of paper. Give the kids some washable paint and let them go crazy!
Here is my son’s Art Heart. These will make great handmade Valentine’s Day cards!
5. Rice Krispies Hearts. Make Rice Krispies Treats and add a few drops of food coloring (we added red but from the looks of it, we didn’t use enough.) Use a heart cookie cutter (Amazon affiliate link) to make a sweet Valentine’s Day treat for the whole family to enjoy. Depending on the age of your children, they may not be able to help too much in the making process. Here is an Amazon affiliate link for similar heart cookie cutters. I also liked these ones. Too cute!
While you’re eating those yummy treats around the dinner table, have everyone share one thing they love about each person at the table (or in their family).
Here are our heart treats. I bought the cookie cutters from Target but you can find some here.
I hope this little list is helpful to those like me;
helpful to those moms who are “busy” with life and find it hard to create and execute crafts for their kids.
Even if you just do one craft with your kids, you’re not only giving them something to do, you’re building their self esteem, all the while making sweet, sweet memories.
And remember, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.