This Valentine’s Day, a craft can do everything from adding a personal touch to a gift for a sweetheart to keeping children occupied and involved in the holiday. For those sending cards by mail this Valentine’s Day, custom address labels are a craft that will impress recipients! Here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts for all ages.
Grownup Crafts: Valentine’s Day Card Books
You know those dozen or so decks of cards you have scattered around the house that you will probably never actually use? This Valentine’s Day, turn those playing cards into a fun, romantic gift for the one you love. All you need is a deck of cards, a hole punch, some magazines or a computer with a printer, and creativity!
Use a hole punch to punch two holes on the sides of the cards. These will be tied together using ribbon or string to create a book. Make a front page with cut-out words from a magazine to express your feelings like “What I Love About You,” or something similar. Each card will then be a page in the book, representing a reason you love your sweetheart. Find a photo in a magazine or on the computer that represents the reason, and glue it along with the wording of the reason on to the card. After you get through 52 reasons, you have a romantic gift!
Valentine’s Day for Kids: Sweetheart Butterflies
A Valentine’s butterfly craft is a relatively simple project that even young children can complete. It is a great way for a child to make a personal Valentine for a parent or sibling. This is a simple craft that is both fun and low on mess.
The butterfly starts with a toilet paper roll, which can be painted red, pink, or purple. Similarly colored construction paper is used to cut out heart shapes, which will be used as the butterfly’s wings. To attach the wings, affix one to each side of the toilet paper roll body of the butterfly using either glue or tape. Children can decorate their butterfly by using markers, crayons, or colored pencils to draw a face and hearts or other decorations. A personal message to the recipient of the Valentine can be written on the back of the butterfly. The antennae of the butterfly are made of pipe cleaners that are curled at one end and glued to the top of the toilet paper roll.
Personalizing Valentine’s Day Mailings: Address Labels
Anyone planning to mail out Valentine’s Day cards to friends and family that they cannot see in person during the holiday can make their mailings even more personal by making their own Valentine’s Day address labels. There are several websites that allow users to design their own address labels. Users can either find Valentine’s Day art on the website and add it digitally to their labels, or prints labels and decorate them by hand. While digitally designed address labels are sleeker looking, those decorated by hand have a more personal touch. The final decision as to which method to use depends on the message that the sender would like to convey.
Whether you are looking for a craft to show your sweetheart how much you care or a project to keep your kids busy this Valentine’s Day, there’s a Valentine’s Day craft available for any sentiment. Being away from loved ones doesn’t mean that the sentiment has to be put on hold; a card that is enhanced by a Valentine’s Day address label is the perfect way to show someone you care.
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