Valentine's Day crafts for very little hands

  • Hole puncher
  • A twelve inch length of ribbon or yarn
  • Option: Twenty four additional feet of ribbon or yarn

Directions:

  1. Paint or color the inside of the whole plate.
  2. Paint or color the backside of one half of the other plate.
  3. Discard remaining half a plate.
  4. When paint is dry or coloring is complete, place the edge of the half plate, face to face, with the edge of the whole plate.
  5. Staple around edges. When stapling the half plate should be on the top, so that the sharp edges of the staples are under the edge of the whole plate.
  6. Holding the plate like a wall hanging, the "pouch" should be on the bottom.
  7. Option: A more dexterous child can punch holes around the edges and "lace" the plates together, instead of stapling.
  8. Using the hole punch, create two holes, one on each side, in the edge of the whole plate, just above the top of the half plate.
  9. Tie and knot one end of the ribbon or yarn through each hole.
  10. Hang pouch and use to hold mail, invitations, or photos.

PERSONALIZED PLACEMATS

Materials:

  • Vinyl wallpaper scraps, cut to 8" by 12" pieces
  • Small photos, drawings, or cutouts
  • Small paper hearts
  • Small paper stars
  • Stickers
  • Glue stick
  • Clear adhesive paper cut to 9" by 13" pieces

Directions:

  1. Glue photos or drawings to wallpaper.
  2. Glue on hearts and stars.
  3. Add stickers.
  4. ADULT: Cover finished project with adhesive paper, turn over, and trim overhanging edges.
  5. Rub the side of a pencil across placemat in several directions to eliminate air bubbles. (Hint: A stubborn air bubble can be carefully popped with the head of a pin.)

This gift can be customized to your decor.

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