Valentine crafts: Easy string art

These fun Valentine crafts give the look of popular string art designs, but for half the time! Plus preschool aged kids can do this cute Valentine craft! Corey used them as Valentines but you could also just frame your masterpieces for simple decor. Also, think about using different shapes and colors for kid crafting all year round! 
Hi there! It’s Corey from TinySidekick back this month to share a really easy and fun way to make some handmade Valentine’s Day cards inspired by the geometric goodness of string art! The best part about this project is that you most likely already have everything you need and you could get the kids involved on this one too.

Easy Valentine craft for kids

The supplies are pretty simple…

Easy Valentine craft for kids

  • A piece of cardstock or blank card
  • Craft paint in the color(s) of your choice
  • a couple small pieces of cardboard (from a cereal or cracker box)
  • a piece of paper
  • scissors
  • repositionable spray adhesive

Let’s get crafting!

First, cut out a heart that will fit on the front of your card from the piece of paper. Spray the back of the cut out with a tiny bit of spray adhesive and place it onto the front of your card where you want your string art heart to be. Smooth the edges of the heart with your finger to ensure that there are no air bubbles.

Easy Valentine craft for kids

Grab a few pieces of thin cardboard that have a straight edge long enough to span the width and height of your heart. (Cereal or cracker boxes work great.) You will need one piece of cardboard per color that you are using.

Squirt some craft paint onto a paper plate in a line so that when you dip the edge of the cardboard the entire edge gets a bit of paint on it. Don’t squirt too much paint. You don’t want the cardboard to dip into too deep of a puddle of paint.

diy valentines day cards

Then to make the “string art” lines, simply dip the edge of the cardboard into the paint (dab it on the plate to get excess paint off if necessary) and start stamping in different directions over the heart making sure that you are going all the way across the heart each time. Switch colors and repeat.

Finally, when you have lots of lines, carefully peel off the heart cut out and let the card dry.

Easy Valentine craft for kids

Of course you will want to fill the inside with lots of lovely words to tell that special someone how much they mean to you, but the handmade touch will definitely let them know too! As always, thanks for having me here! It has been fun and I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s day with the special people in your life.

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Classroom Valentines: I’m stuck on you

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The Share the Love series is in full swing! We’ve been talking cheesy, clever valentines since January 6th here on C.R.AF.T. Here’s a list of 150+ valentine day sayings paired with small treats. Today I’m teaming up with some awesome bloggers to bring y’all 75+ free valentine printables complete with cheesy, awesome sayings! Here’s the free printable classroom valentine that I came up with:

free printable classroom valentines cards

Download Free Printable here {I’m Stuck on You!}

It’s really easy to put together, just download the printable (link above). Each printable sheet comes with 2 square valentines. Print them on white card stock, cut each one out and attach a bandaid with tape! I used some really thin washi tape, but anything will work! Oh and if you have a paper cutter, it will make things go a lot faster!

free printable classroom valentine

 

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Share the Love: Minecraft Valentine

Share the Love is in full swing! So far, we’ve had free printables for chocolate loverscrafty folks, and cookie connoisseurs! Today we’ve got one that the boys will love, a Minecraft Valentine

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Hey guys! I’m Beth–visiting from Unskinny Boppy–where I blog about DIY projects, recipes and all sorts of other cool stuff. Thanks so much to Jamie for having me over today to share these fun printable Minecraft Valentines! (I like to call them “Valenmines”) I used double stick tape to attach these Valentine’s to a bag of candy hearts. A red heart sucker would also make an impact. Your call.

Minecraft Valentine

I think I can admit this here among other mom friends… My son is addicted to all things Minecraft. If he’s not playing Minecraft, he’s watching Stampy videos of other people playing Minecraft. I’m not sure if it’s really smart of me to feed this addicting by supplying him with Minecraft Valentines for his classmates, but they sure do make him happy.

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Please tell me I’m not the only one dealing with this!? Maybe we can form a Minecraft’s Anonymous or something. This obsession seems to transcend all genders and ages. I’ve never quite seen anything like it. In the meantime, feel free to feed your child’s need by printing out these “You Are The Creeper of my Heart” Valentine’s printables by clicking right here:

Minecraft Valentine

If you’re looking for more free Minecraft stuff– check out my free printable Minecraft magnets!

Thanks for joining me today at Jamie’s blog! If you liked this post, I’d love to have you keep up with me on my blog, or follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to get more ideas.

Happy Valenmining, y’all!