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Roses are red, violets are blue, OOLY loves Valentine crafts and your kids will too!

Roses are red, violets are blue, OOLY loves Valentine crafts and your kids will too!

By: Danitzia Singh @themomtessorilife

Valentine’s day is a holiday that just begs for crafting adventures! How can one resist crafting when it includes red and pink hearts? I love using OOLY supplies because they are great for both children and adults, and all ages in between! Whether you choose to keep these crafts in your home, classroom, or give them away as Valentine’s gifts, these simple Valentine’s Day crafts are guaranteed to make someone smile.

The Classic Valentine’s Day Card

Items needed: Sugar Joy Standing Sketchbook, Nom Nom Narwhals Scented Stickers, Yummy Yummy Scented Markers, Yummy Yummy Scented Crayons. Step 1: Take a piece of white paper from the sketchbook and fold it in half. Step 2: Draw hearts on your card and decorate. Step 3 (optional): Add a sweet message! We made several of these cards with appreciation messages in them. My children will be passing these out to their teachers and grandparents on Valentine’s Day!

Butterfly Valentine Craft

This one was my daughter’s favorite craft! We made 24 butterfly crafts to pass out to her classmates on Valentine’s Day. This is also a great opportunity for your child to practice writing names on each card! Items Needed: Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Markers, Fluffy Cotton Candy Scented Stickers, scissors (adult supervision required), tape, paper, lollipops (optional). Step 1: Fold a piece of paper in half. Step 2: Draw half of a butterfly shape on the folded side (like the picture below). Tip: Ask your child to draw a giant number 3 to help them get the butterfly shape. Step 3: Cut along the lines while keeping the paper folded. Step 4: Open up your butterfly and decorate with Rainbow Sparkle Glitter Markers and Fluffy Cotton Candy Scented Stickers! We added sweet messages to each of the butterflies. We also added a lollipop to the center of each butterfly for a sweet touch!

Valentine HeART Bouquet

This craft was an exciting one because we knew we were going to keep it at home for décor on our fridge! I was especially excited for this one because displaying your child’s artwork helps boost their confidence and self-esteem. It also encourages a love for art while documenting their work and progress as little artists. Items Needed: Cute Doodle World Standing Sketchbook, Calligraphy Duo Chisel and Brush Tip Markers, ribbon, scissors (adult supervision required), colored construction paper, glue. Step 1: Cut out a bunch of hearts in any shape and color. We chose red, pink, and purple to stick with the Valentine’s Day theme. The sizes of the hearts do not matter because this will look great no matter what! Step 2: Draw designs and decorate the hearts using Calligraphy Duo Chisel and Brush Tip Markers. Step 3: Glue them all onto white paper from your standing sketchbook. They do not have to be in any particular order, however, we placed the bigger hearts towards the top of the paper. Step 4: Draw lines using your green marker making the bunch of hearts look like a flower bouquet. Step 5: Glue a ribbon bow to the “stems” of your bouquet. Step 6: Display your artwork in a room where you often gather. We chose our kitchen!

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