Valentines Day Construction Paper Crafts for Kids: 5 Easy Ideas to Try This Weekend

by Kremy
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Construction paper remains the most popular material for various crafts. It can be used in various techniques to create hundreds of items. It is cheap and versatile, easy to use and comes in a wide variety of bright colors. These Valentines day construction paper crafts for kids ideas are a lot of fun and are suitable for small children. Simply follow the tutorials below!

easy valentines day construction paper crafts for kids

Construction Paper Crafts for Kids Stimulate the Development of Children

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Construction paper crafts for kids are fun for the little ones and stimulate their development. Such interesting and creative activities boost kids’ imagination, improve memory, thinking, diligence and attention skills. With simple techniques, children learn how to create items for decoration that add a touch of charm and individuality to the house. In addition, they learn to pay special attention to the most important people in their lives by crafting greeting cards for their parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers or friends.

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The advantages of construction paper as craft material are many. It is easily accessible and can be found in any stationery or craft store. It is cheap and most of the crafts do not take a lot of time to complete, which is important for smaller kids. The child can see the result of his work immediately which adds to the positive emotions from the creative process.

Attention: The main rule of safety, which the child must remember is not to run from place to place with tools in their hands. Also, all tools should be put away out of the reach of young children when they are finished crafting.

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Simple Valentine’s Greeting Card Craft

simple valentines greeting card craft

This easy Valentine’s greeting card craft is suitable for preschoolers.

Materials:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Heart shape template in different sizes
  • Glue
  • Sharpie

Instructions:

  • Take a sheet of yellow construction paper and fold it in half.
  • Take red paper and cut a piece which is a little bit smaller than the front of the card.
  • Glue the red paper on the front of the card.
  • Draw or print out a heart shape to use as a template. Optionally, you can use cookie cutters and trace them on pink and blue paper, then cut out the heart shapes and glue them on the card.
  • Use the sharpie to draw the eyes and smile.

Handmade Hearts and Buttons Valentine’s Day Card

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Here is an idea for Valentines day construction paper crafts for kids that includes another much loved material – buttons! To make this beautiful card you will need the following materials:

  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Heart shape template in different sizes
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Red ribbon

Instructions:

handmade hearts and buttons valentines day card instructions
  • Take a sheet of colored construction paper and cut it to the size you want for your card.
  • Take white paper and cut a piece which is a little bit smaller than the size of the card. Round the edges of the white piece of paper.
  • Glue the white paper on the card.
  • Draw or print out one large and one small heart shape to use as a template. Optionally, you can use cookie cutters and trace them on the colored paper.
  • Cut out the hearts and glue them on the card, matching them by color.
  • Finally, glue a button in matching color on each heart, add a ribbon and your card is ready!

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Valentine’s Day Paper Crafts for Kids – DIY Cute Mouse

valentines day paper crafts for kids diy cute mouse

Materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black sharpie

Instructions:

valentines day paper crafts for kids diy cute mouse directions
  • For each mouse you will need 2 large hearts and 2 small hearts. Use templates to trace the heart shapes on construction paper and cut out the figures.
  • Glue the small hearts at the base of a large heart and fold the base, as show in the photo.
  • Glue the mouse to the second heart chape, add eyes and a cut our a small black circle for the nose.

Easy Folded Paper Hearts Craft for Kids

easy folded paper hearts craft

Materials:

  • Red and pink construction paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue

Instructions:

easy folded paper hearts craft instructions
  • Trace a circle on a piece of paper.
  • Cut out your circle.
  • Fold your circle accordion-style and then fold into a “V” shape.
  • Dab a little glue along the narrow strip, and pinch the two halves together.

Cute Paper Hearts Balloon Craft for Kids

cute paper hearts balloon craft for kids

Materials:

  • Colored and corrugated paper
  • glue
  • wooden sticks
  •  scissors
  • heart template

Instructions:

easy folded paper hearts craft for kids step by step
  • Cut out several paper hearts.
  • Cut out a blank for a balloon basket from corrugated paper.
  • Fold all the hearts in half.
  • Prepare all the cut out elements.
easy folded paper hearts craft for kids step by step instructions
  • Glue the bent halves of the hearts alternating colors.
  • Glue the wooden sticks to the heart balloon and crepe paper basket.
  • Write a message inside the card.

Also read: 10 simple and original paper craft ideas with instructions and video

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