Valentine Fortune Tellers
Thanks to Design Mom, making these clever Valentine’s Day cootie catchers is easy-peasy. Start by printing the free PDF pattern (on recycled paper please!). Then follow the folding instructions found here to turn the sheet of paper into a super-fun fortune teller. Give this to your child on Valentine’s Day before school and you can bet she’ll play it with her friends all day long. And no fortune is a bad fortune here – choices include, “You Rock,” “Be Mine Valentine,” “U R GR8,” and “XOXO.
Crayon Heart Valentines
How thrilled would your little one be to receive a heart-shaped crayon for Valentine’s Day? Try WhipperBerry’s how to instructions for making Valentines featuring homemade heart-shaped crayons. To make the crayons you’ll need a silicone heart-shaped baking mold and lots of crayon pieces. Ideally, you’ll recycle broken crayons and bits that are too small to color with any longer, but you could use new crayons if you don’t have any headed for the trash. Fill the molds with crayon pieces and bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. Next, cut heart shapes (sized slightly bigger than your crayons) out of recycled card stock or scrap paper you have lying around. Write clever sayings on the hearts such as, “You color my world!” Then, attach the hearts to the cards with a bit of double-sided tape. Find the full, detailed instructions here. If you’re feeling generous, you could make a whole tray of heart-shaped crayons and create enough of these DIY Valentines for your kid to pass out to classmates.
This DIY thumbprint Valentine couldn’t be easier to make with your little ones and it’s the perfect option if you need to make enough for an entire class of kids. Cut a sheet of recycled cardstock or paper into squares – you could easily make eight or 12 of these out of one sheet of paper. Then have your child make two criss crossing thumbprints in the shape of a heart on each one. Use either an ink pad or a non-toxic marker to color your child’s thumb for making prints.
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