Our house was looking a little under-decorated for Valentine’s Day. Recently my friend, Jessie (Homemaking Tips contributing writer), came up with a really simple idea for a kid-made DIY Valentine’s banner craft that uses simple supplies.
My school age kids can make this on their own! It is a perfect school-age activity for Valentine’s Day if you like simple when it comes to kids crafts. (Who doesn’t?!)
While this Kid-Made DIY Valentine’s Banner is easy for kids to cut out on their own, an adult may have to help string this up and hang it so we keep safety first. You know your kids abilities best, so go with that.
If you have paper bags or construction paper you can make this today!
DIY Valentine’s Banner Craft
Older kids: Trace hearts onto paper and cut them out.
Younger kids: Adults, pre-cut the hearts for them using a template to trace or just free-hand it.
Cut out as many hearts as you like, but 15 is a good number to shoot for.
Your child can draw on the hearts. Let them be creative. Pictures of family members, patterns and shapes are favorites in our house.
You will need to punch two holes in the top of each heart so it can be strung up on the yarn or twine.
Your child can line up the hearts in a row to get them ready for stringing. Just like my friend Jessie’s daughter did here.
Cut the yarn so that it is as long as the row of hearts, but leave an extra 6 inches of yarn on each end for tying up the banner.
String all the hearts onto the yarn, one at a time. Pull the first heart all the way to the end of the yarn (leaving about 6 inches of yarn on each end).
When all the hearts have been strung onto the yarn, space them out so the hearts do not overlap.
Tie up your Valentine’s banner craft above a window, over the fireplace, or in the kids’ room.
Simple activities that allow children to use their creative expression through art are so fun for kids. This kid-made Valentine’s banner craft makes a great personalized decoration for Valentine’s Day. Thanks, Jessie, for sharing it with us!
More simple DIY Valentine’s ideas:
Time-saving Valentines (when you are not a crafty mom)
Valentine’s Day Crafts for more elaborate DIY Valentine’s for kids
OR you can just go to the local store and grab a box of cartoon-themed Valentine’s cards like I always did as a kid.
It’s the thought that counts. 🙂
Have a fun Valentine’s Day with your kids!
Enjoy your time at home!